ALSER, Hans “Hasse” (SWE)
Born: 23/01/1942 in Boras/SWE
Deceased: 15/01/1977 in Stockholm/SWE (plane crash)
World Champion in doubles in 1967/1969 (Kjell Johansson/SWE)
World Championships bronze medallist in doubles in 1959 (Ake Rakell/SWE) and in team in 1963/1967
European Championships >>> total 14 medals.
European Champion: Singles in 1962/1970, Men’s Doubles with Kjell JOHANSSON/SWE in 1966 with Inge HARST/FRG in 1962, Men’s Teams in 1964/1966/1968/1970.
Swedish National Championships: 6 times Singles Champion
He was very much at the forefront of promoting a style of play we now term “European”; top spin play from a step back from the table was his forte. From 1960 to 1971 he reached the Men’s Singles final at the Swedish National Championships on each occasion.