Holger Rune in battle for Denmark against Sweden Denmark's best tennis men meet at home the proud tennis nation of Sweden in a $130,000 international championship at the UTR Leschly Challenge - part of the worldwide UTR Pro Tennis Series. Holger Rune and Frederik Løchte Nielsen together with Christian Sigsgaard will defend the Danish colors when the Leschly Tennis Foundation on 25-26. July will host a national championship in Farum and live on TV 2 SPORT. The eternal rival and tennis big brother from Sweden joins, among others, Elias Ymer in what looks like an extremely close settlement. “I look forward to fighting against our neighboring countries, which have traditionally been stronger in tennis than Denmark. It is time that we do away with the old story and write new history in Danish tennis at home in a super backdrop with hopefully lots of Danish support on the limbs, ”says the 17-year-old great talent, Holger Rune. Needed matches in a difficult time Founder of the Leschly Tennis Foundation, the Danish major player of the 1960s and later top leader in business, Jan Leschly, is delighted to be able to stack an international leg on a difficult period for the sport. “International tennis is suffering and all normal tournament activity has been dormant for months. Against this background, it will be good for the Danish and Swedish players to have a number of significant matches for both the honor and a nice prize money ”, says Leschly Tennis Foundation chairman and founder, Jan Leschly. Part of UTR's global initiative The international is part of the UTR Pro Tennis Series, which is currently rolling in Australia, USA, France and Spain, among others. All matches count towards a global rating and rankings under the Universal Tennis Rating (www.myutr.com). “UTR is for all players and all levels. We are excited to continue our broad support for Danish tennis - both players and clubs - with the UTR Pro Tennis Series for the professionals, ”says Mark Leschly, CEO of Universal Tennis and co-founder of the Leschly Tennis Foundation. Danish tennis in progress The Danish Tennis Federation supports the international championship and are excited to see where Denmark stands with Sweden. “We think it is a really exciting initiative at a special time for tennis sports. Danish tennis is progressing in many areas, and we look forward to seeing our best players play on home soil. Sweden is always strong, but I think the Danish boys can tease the Swedes on the gravel in Farum, ”says chairman of the Danish Tennis Association, Henrik Thorsøe Pedersen. DKK 100,000 for the winners The international is being played as a traditional Davis Cup match with two singles on Saturday. Sunday offers a double followed by two singles. First team to win three matches run with overall win and first prize of $ 100,000 to share from Leschly Tennis Foundation. The losing team settles for 30,000 kroner. There will be limited access for the public due to the current Danish rules, as well as a number of precautions taken and protocols put in place to ensure a sound safe conduct of the international match. Tickets for the UTR Leschly Challenge: Denmark-Sweden can be purchased at venueticket.dk. Playing for Denmark: Holger Rune, 17 years, UTR 14.09 Christian Sigsgaard, age 23, UTR 14.00 Frederik Løchte Nielsen, 36 years, UTR 13.78 Morten Christensen, Captain Playing for Sweden: Elias Ymer, 24 years, UTR 14.70 Filip Bergevi, age 26, UTR 13.87 Markus Eriksson, 30 years, UTR 13.81 Jörgen Jensen, Captain Program: Saturday, July 25, 7 p.m. 14: Two Singles - Sunday, July 26, 7 p.m. 13: A double and two singles. Venue: Center Court, Farum Tennis Club, Ryttergårdsvej 120, 3520 Farum. All matches live on TV 2 SPORT. Leschly Tennis Foundation: The foundation was founded by the Leschly family with the desire to bring Danish tennis to the highest, international shelf through financial support, mentoring, academy, UTR tournaments and various initiatives. The support can be given to players, coaches, clubs, educational programs, events and the like as well as to projects with non-profit purposes of tennis as a focal point. Common is that the support should help lift Danish tennis and spread the sport across the country in the hope of making the good players better and securing more athletes in all age groups at all levels. The Leschly Tennis Foundation has a close cooperation with the Danish tennis community. More info at www.leschlytennis.dk Universal Tennis: Universal Tennis's mission is to make tennis more affordable, accessible and fun for all players, regardless of age, gender, level and socio-economic status. The UTR platform is rooted in Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) Powered by Oracle, the world's most accurate single and double rating system in tennis; and provides tools and solutions to make the Universal Tennis Rating relevant and valuable to players, coaches and organizers in their local area. Universal Tennis creates opportunities and avenues for players from all over the world in all stages of life to find better matches and ensure a more fun and flexible tennis experience. More info at www.myutr.com Danish Tennis Federation: The Danish Tennis Federation, DTF, is the total sports organization that works to strengthen and spread the tennis sport in Denmark. Tennis work in Denmark takes place on three levels: the federal, the union and the club level. The individual tennis club is a member of one of the four regional unions, which in turn is a member of DTF. The total number of tennis members in Denmark is 74,743. More info at www.tennis.dk Further information and coordination of interviews with players and players: Fund manager of the Leschly Tennis Foundation, Morten Lyngbæk, at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +45 20 80 00 79.