Prince Daniel attends the opening of the Tennis Park at the Royal Lawn Tennis Club
Prince Daniel and junior players from the club are photographed by Marcus Wallenberg at the opening of the new Tennis Park. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/Scanpix
On Monday 20 May, Prince Daniel attended the opening of the Tennis Park at the Royal Lawn Tennis Club.
The Prince was welcomed by Marcus Wallenberg, Chairman of the Royal Lawn Tennis Club. He then planted an oak tree to commemorate the day. In connection with the major changes in the immediate surroundings of the Royal Tennis Hall as a result of the Norra Länken project, the Royal Djurgården Administration and the Royal Lawn Tennis Club have been working for just over five years to create an outdoor environment for tennis and fitness activities. Six new tennis courts have now been set up, together with large grass areas for outdoor exercise. One hundred and twenty trees have been planted, and a walking area through the park has been laid out. Marcus Wallenberg presented Prince Daniel with the Royal Lawn Tennis Club's badge of honour, which represents honorary membership of the club. Prince Daniel presented the annual medal to the club's seven-year-old mini tennis players. Training for children and young people is the club's most important task.
About the Royal Lawn Tennis Club
The Royal Lawn Tennis Club was founded by Crown Prince Gustaf in 1896. Crown Prince Gustaf had visited England in 1879, where he had become acquainted with the sport of tennis. He became an enthusiastic supporter, and introduced tennis to Sweden.