Henrik Ekersund to coach Indian tennis players

New Delhi: Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports approved the appointment of Sweden`s Henrik Ekersund as coach to train Indian tennis players, particularly juniors and sub juniors, besides training the women`s doubles players who can combine with Sania Mirza during the Olympics.

Ekersund`s expertise will also be utilised for training under "Come and Play" scheme of the Sports Authority of India and for organising coaches` clinics for Indian coaches.

The term of contract of Ekersund, who has been the national coach of the Swedish Tennis Association, Stockholm and the head coach for boys under-14, would be up to October 15, 2014.

Along with other facilities and perks, the foreign coach will get a monthly salary of USD 8000.


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