Sweden’s most traditional tennis tournament, the Kungens Kanna, will attract some of the world’s best 14 year-olds to Stockholm and Kungl. Tennishallen (the Royal Tennis Hall) from the 27th of February to the 5th of March 2016.
The Kungens Kanna is the world’s longest-running elite tournament that has been held without any interruptions. The first trophy was donated in 1901 by King Oscar II, by request of the Crown Prince Gustaf. World stars such as Arthur W. Gore, Jaroslav Drobny, Sven Davidson, Lennart Bergelin, Ulf Schmidt and Bjorn Borg have all triumphed in the Kungens Kanna.
The Drottningens Pris has been played since 1950. The first final was never finished, due to the king passing away on the morning of the final’s day, the 29th of October. World stars such as Wimbledon-champion Angela Mortimer and our own Swedish top player Sofia Arvidsson, have both triumphed in the tournament.
The two unique trophies, donated by the Swedish Royal Family, bear the names of all champions since the very beginning.