Medals galore for Team GB

By Danny Caro, July 14, 2011

Team GB produced an astonishing record-breaking performance at the 13th European Maccabi Games in Vienna .

The 220-strong delegation won a mammoth 71 medals of which 31 were gold, 23 silver and 17 bronze.

The three-man swimming team of Trevor Pears, Hollie Singer and Naomi Ayrton claimed 19 medals between them.

Wonder kid Zak Zilesnick swept the board in Table Tennis, winning the singles,


Erlich and Peer reach Wimbledon quarter-finals

By Danny Caro, July 1, 2011

Israel's Jonathan Erlich and Shahar Peer have reached the last eight of the mixed doubles at Wimbledon.

The unseeded pair overcame Brits Colin Fleming and Jocelyn Rae in a gripping contest on Thursday afternoon.

Erlich and Peer won the first set 6-4 but they found themselves 4-1 down in the second as Fleming and Rae mounted a comeback.


Rafael Nadal puts Fish out of Wimbledon

By Jennifer Lipman, June 29, 2011

Jewish tennis player Mardy Fish is out of Wimbledon after losing to defending champion Rafael Nadal.

The US player, who is ranked the American tenth seed, managed to win the third set but could not score an overall victory. The match was his third Grand Slam quarter final.

Nadal will now play Andy Murray in the semi-finals of the competition.


Game over for Lipsky

By Danny Caro, June 29, 2011

Scott Lipsky, the French Open mixed doubles champion, is out of Wimbledon.

Lipsky and Rajeev Ram were beaten in four sets by Jurgen Meltzer and Philipp Petzschner in round two of the Men's doubles.

Fellow American Sean Berman bowed out of the Boys' singles in round two.


Double delight for Peer

By Danny Caro, June 28, 2011

Shahar Peer enjoyed a win double at Wimbledon on Tuesday.

Having progressed to the third round of the Ladies’ doubles with Cara Black earlier in the day, she then teamed up with Jonathan Erlich to beat the fifth seeds in the mixed.

The Israeli pairing overcame Aisam Quereshi and Kveta Peschke 6-3, 6-1 on Court 10.


Peer into round three of ladies’ doubles at Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, June 27, 2011

Israel's Shahar Peer and Cara Black of Zimbabwe have reached the third round of the ladies' doubles competition at Wimbledon.

The 15th seeds made easy work of American duo Raquel Kops-Jones & Abigail Spears, winning in straight sets on Court 15.

A 6-2, 6-3 victory sets up a third-round clash against second seeds Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik.


ITC chief looks for new stars

June 23, 2011

While the country's top players experienced mixed fortunes at Wimbledon, Danny Gelley, head of the Israel Tennis Centre (ITC), was casting his eye over the next generation.

The CEO of the award-winning, non-profit tennis programme, Gelley believes that creating "good citizens" is the project's underlying goal and that producing world-class players is only "a positive spin-off".

The ITC, whic


Grand sham

By Danny Caro, June 23, 2011

Shahar Peer struggled to fight back the tears as her terrible run of form continued with a shock first-round defeat in the ladies singles.

Seeded 22, Peer started well, winning the first set 7-5 against Ksenia Pervak (89) but the Russian raised her game in her first appearance at SW19, to win 7-5, 6-4.


Brave Sela goes down fighting at Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, June 23, 2011

Israel's involvement in the singles competition at Wimbledon ended in near-darkness on Wednesday evening as wild card Dudi Sela was beaten by 15th seed Gilles Simon of France.

For Sela, it was the end of a brilliant run that had seen him win 16 consecutive matches. He went down after putting on a brave and battling performance.


Sela cruises into round two at Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, June 20, 2011

Dudi Sela breezed into the second round at Wimbledon following a straight sets victory over Frederico Gil of Portugal.

Wild card Sela claimed his 16th straight victory with an imperious display on Court 8.

He completed a confident performance 6-4, 6-1, 6-4, before the rain came.

His victory came hot on the heels of Shahar Peer's exit.