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.
HistoryThe 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.
|Address||6 Ed Koch Street|
|Operating hours||Sunday - Thursday 7.00 to 23.00 Friday 7.00 to 19.00 Saturday 7.00 to 14.00|
|Facebook Page||Click Here To Visit Jaffa's Facebook Page|
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.