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Jaffa – Nussdorf-Mark Families Israel Tennis Center

At number 6 Ed Koch Street, near Wolfson Hospital, the Nussdorf - Mark Families Israel Tennis Center - Jaffa opened in 1979 with 17 illuminated courts, a 500 seat stadium, practice wall, fitness room, showers, restrooms, snack bar and sport shop.

The years have only added to the charm of ancient Jaffa; the port-city's mixture of old and new, antique and modern, is indeed one of a kind. The beautiful Clock Tower greets all visitors coming from the Tel-Aviv Boardwalk, while the Old City of Jaffa, with its narrow alleys and small art galleries, awaits nearby. Next to the sea, amongst fishermen's boats, are some of Israel's most famous seafood resturants. It is from this old port that thousands of Jewish immigrants first arrived in Israel from Europe. Other Jaffa attractions include St. Peter's Church and the local flea market. The varied communities - new immigrants, mainly from the former Soviet Union and Ethiopia, as well as Arabs and children with special needs - all take part in programs conducted at the Jaffa Tennis Center. Reflecting the diversity of the community, the Tennis Center operates programs for youth at risk and coexistence projects for Arab and Jewish children.
The Jaffa Tennis Center staff aims to teach young children positive thinking through the medium of sport and teach positive thinking techniques that will help them succeed on the tennis court and in life. Sport, and tennis in particular, has the power to teach self discipline and leadership. Through sport, one can choose to take control over his or her life, learn from mistakes and become a mentally strong person. We feel this lesson is important for every child growing up in Jaffa and in Israel. We invite you to visit the Israel Tennis Center in Jaffa. Come and play, meet the children we serve, receive sight-seeing tips from our staff and experience the excitement we feel every day. Join us!

Contact Information

Address 6 Ed Koch Street
Phone 972-3-683-0038
Fax 972-3-681-4422
Email [email protected]
Operating hours Sunday - Thursday 7.00 to 23.00 Friday 7.00 to 19.00 Saturday 7.00 to 14.00
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Rakefet Benyamini Israel

Rakefet Benyamini joined the ITC in 1976 to play on the Competitive Program. In 1981 she won the Israeli Junior Championships in the U-16 and U-18 categories. That same year, she also won the Israeli National Championships in singles and doubles. After graduating high school Rakefet received a full scholarship to attend the U.S International University in San Diego, where she stayed for four years and graduated Cum Laude degree in Physical Education. In 2007, Rakefet returned to the ITC to become manager of the Center in Jaffa. In June 2011, Rakefet earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration.

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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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