I think it’s important for me to introduce myself to those who found their way to my website and are interested in me and my tennis. My name is Jeppe Johansson-Holm and I’m a tennisplayer from Sweden. Actually my first name is Jakob, but ever since I was a kid I have been called Jeppe by my friends and family. That name has stuck, so my friends and family still call me Jeppe. Many people find that strange since Jeppe is not usually a nickname for Jakob, but I’m used to it by now.
Like I said, I’m from Sweden and I’m a tennisplayer. I’m 20 years old and turning 21 in May. I was born in Västerås, which is one of the 5 biggest cities in Sweden. I started playing tennis when I was around five years old. I don’t come from a tennis family, so I think the reason I started playing tennis was because I lived close to the tennis club. I started playing only once a week and then gradually started playing more. I also played soccer and hockey when I was younger, but tennis was always my top priority. I stopped playing hockey when I was around 10 years old and then quit soccer at 12. I didn’t have time for the other sports when I started playing more tennis, and tennis was always the obvious choice for me.
As I grew older, I started to play more tournaments and travel more. Up until I was 15 years old I was still playing in VFTK (Västerås-Fridnäs Tennisklubb), the tennisclub in Västerås. In the summer of 2010 I decided to change to BTK (Bålsta Tennisklubb). I still live in Västerås, but I travel to Bålsta almost every day to practice. I think that was the best decision I have made in my career so far. That decision have changed me so much, as a person and as a tennisplayer. I started playing with my current coach, Thomas Alm, who have meant everything to me and my tennis. We’ve been working together for almost 5 and a half years now and he’s helped me to improve a lot as a tennisplayer and as a person. Right now I’m still playing in Bålsta and working hard to improve as a tennisplayer. 2015 was a good year for me with a lot of possitive results. Now I’m looking forward to making 2016 even better.