For those of you who are getting fitter with Mom in Balance in Danderyd, here is the training schedule for August:
On my way to the supermarket, I spotted a sign for a fitness suite. Intrigued, I decided to pull in and find out more.
Part of our Rinkeby wood is being dug up during the summer holidays to make space for a new 'snow depot' - where the snow that is cleared from the roads in the winter is dealt with. The previous snow depot was on a piece of land that has been sold, somewhat controversially, to Good to Great Tennis Academy, who will build an elite tennis academy - Catella Arena - on the site (see our recent post about the arena here).
The 5000 square metre site (about the size of a football pitch) is not in the area of the woods that is a Nature Reserve. It is behind the recycling area off Edsbergsvägen where the car park for Danderyds Golfklubb is. Although the neighbourhood needs and wants the depot, people living around the site received no warning that it was coming and have criticised the council for not giving any notice.
The nature association, Naturskyddsföreningen, was also not pleased that no environmental study was conducted first. The main concern for them is that when snow is dumped, oil from the road and bits of tarmac naturally come too and that would like to see what will happen to that when the snow melts.
The site will open in the autumn (2016) and the kommun plans to evaluate the environmental impact before the first snow comes.
A new world-class tennis arena is coming to Danderyd and will be open, ready to use, in the autumn next year (2017). Construction of the 12,000 m2 Catella Arena has started on the site of the previous 'snow depot' on Rinkebyvägen (more news follows about that shortly). The arena is being built by the Good to Great Tennis Academy and sponsored by Catella. It will be open for all to use - professional players and recreational players - and will house:
The Good to Great Tennis Academy was founded by Davis Cup winners Magnus Norman, Nicklas Kulti and Mikael Tillström.
There are never more than 3 players per coach and their emphasis is on quality. At the moment they have few spaces but they hope to train many more players once the arena opens.
I'm an English gal with a Swedish husband and children living permanently in Danderyd. These are my thoughts on what is going on around here.
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