STARNBERG, January 22, 2018
Swiss Tennis announced on Monday a new cooperation with the Good to Great Tennis Academy, which is owned by Magnus Norman, former successful coach of Stan Wawrinka. He runs the Academy together with Nicklas Kulti and Mikael Tillström in Stockholm, Sweden.
“The training philosophies of Swiss Tennis and Magnus Norman are very similar,” explains René Stammbach, President of Swiss Tennis. “We see many synergies, also with our international tennis academy. In addition the Good to Great Tennis Academy would like to take our kids tennis program Kids Tennis High School, introduced three years ago, to Sweden and Good to Great Tennis Academy.”
The cooperation agreement contract is valid for the next five years and includes mutual training weeks, the exchange of wild cards, joint delegations and the introduction and takeover of the Kids Tennis program developed by Swiss Tennis.
“Switzerland and Sweden had some successful coach-player relationship in the past and we are very excited to see what this new collaboration can bring. We share the same values and we are also impressed with the Kids Tennis project that we are keen to explore further at our academy in Sweden,” says Magnus Norman.
Norman reached a career-high World No. 2 in the ATP singles ranking on June 12, 2000. His career highlights include reaching a Grand Slam final at the French Open in 2000, and an ATP Masters Series title at the 2000 Rome Masters. Norman won the Davis Cup with Sweden. As a coach, he led Robin Söderling twice into the final at Roland Garros as well as Stan Wawrinka to his three Grand Slam victories. His academy is located in Stockholm and Swiss Davis Cup player Antoine Bellier has been practicing at the academy since the beginning of the year.