Grand opening in the Netherlands last Friday. Not only is it the first Yalp Sutu in the city of Rotterdam, it is also the very first Yalp Sutu on a ‘Esther Vergeer Foundation Court’ and we are very proud to share our partnership with this amazing foundation. A great reference for Inclusive Play!
For those of you who do not know: Esther Vergeer is a retired Dutch wheelchair tennis player. Combining singles and doubles, she has won 48 Grand Slam tournaments, 23 year-end championships and 7 Paralympics titles. Vergeer was the world number one wheelchair tennis player from 1999 until her retirement in February 2013 and ended her career on a winning streak of 470 matches. She is often mentioned as the most dominant player in professional sports and won the Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability twice both in 2002 and 2008.
She started her foundation in 2004 to enable children that are physically challenged to participate in sports and she loves our interactives!