Teenagers in medal hunt in Philadelphia

July 28, 2011

JCC Max Benaim and Libby Walker have been named as the flag-bearers for Team GB's 43-athlete squad taking part at the JCC Maccabi Games in Philadelphia next month.

Tennis starlet Benaim and swimmer Walker have been rewarded for their efforts in raising funds for the trip.


Success for Simons

July 28, 2011

Savannah Simons maintained her excellent run of form by winning two titles at the Chandos LTC tournament.

The European Maccabi Games triple gold medallist won the Girls Singles final against Monisha Kochhar with an authoritative display of control and power steering her to a 6-0, 6-0 win.


Success could come at a price

By Danny Caro, July 21, 2011

Team GB's performance at the European Maccabi Games has been described as a huge success, and rightly so.

The bar was clearly raised in several sports with the Open and Junior footballers proving a cut above the rest. It was also the Games where our futsal players put themselves on the map.


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".

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