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Ashkelon – Marjorie Sherman Israel Tennis Center

The Marjorie Sherman Israel Tennis Center - Ashkelon opened in 1981 and features 17 illuminated courts, a stadium that seats 1,000 spectators, a practice wall, fitness room and snack bar.

Located near the Mediterranean coast in Southern Israel, Ashkelon is one of Israel's fastest growing cities. While Ashkelon's history dates back to biblical times, many families throughout Israel are making the city their home and filling the streets with a young and energetic atmosphere. Ashkelon is a highly recommended window into the lives and culture of Southern Israel residents, as well as a gateway into ages past: visitors are urged to walk past Roman ruins in the National Park and take a glimpse of ancient sarcauphagus' at Ashkelon's Apridor Center. The Tennis Center offers court rentals and a variety of tennis programs for children beginning and advanced players ages 18 and up, subscribers/members and for children with special needs including the developmentally challenged and children at risk.
In recent years, the Tennis Center in Ashkelon has become a home for tennis tournaments for the handicapped. In cooperation with the local municipality, the Tennis Center hosts numerous international ITF wheelchair tennis tournaments every year. Special Olympics Tournaments for developmentally challenged children are also a common sight at the Ashkelon Tennis Center. We invite you to visit the Israel Tennis Center in Ashkelon. Come and play, meet the childen we serve, receive sight-seeing tips from our staff and experience the excitement we feel every day. Join us!

Contact Information

Address Ofer Blvd., Shimshon Gimel, P.O. Box 409 Ashkelon 78191
Phone 972-8-672-5364
Fax 972-8-672-2286
Email [email protected]
Operating hours Sunday - Thursday 8.00 to 22.00 Friday 8.00 to 19.00 Saturday 8.00 to 12.00
Facebook Page Click Here To Visit Ashkelon's Facebook Page


Shaya Azar Jaffa, Israel

Shaya Azar was born and raised in Jaffa. He started playing tennis at a young age at the ITC – Jaffa. Shaya played at a high level, he was ranked nationally and has played league matches both at junior and adult level. After taking a course at the Wingate Institute at the age of 17, Shaya became a certified coach. After serving in a combat unit in the Army, Shaya returned to the ITC – Jaffa to become a coach. He then spent two years managing the ITC – Ofakim when it first opened. Shaya left the ITC in 1992, but returned in 1998 to fulfill his dream – managing the ITC – Jaffa, where he spent his childhood. In 2003, Shaya became involved in the Special Olympics project, which he now leads. Since 2010, Shaya has been the manager of the ITC – Ashkelon.

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Rated as a top charity on charity navigator

The Israel Tennis Centers Foundation (ITC) has received a 4-star rating, the highest possible, from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent evaluator of not-for-profit organizations. This exceptional rating indicates that the ITC outperforms most other charities in America, adhering to the highest standards of governance and other best practices, and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.

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