About the High Performance Program
Since 1976, ITEC has produced many world class players on the ATP and WTA tours. In fact, ITEC alums are inextricably linked to some of Israel’s most memorable sports moments, making Israeli and Jewish communities abroad proud of their heritage.
- 1987— Amos Mansdorf reaches the highest Israeli ranking on the ATP tour ever (18).
- 2007— Israel defeats Austria to secure a place in the Fed Cup World Group for the first time in its history.
- 2008— Doubles team Andy Ram and Yoni Erlich win the Australian Open, bringing home Israel’s first Grand Slam Championship.
- 2009— Israeli Davis Cup team, comprised of ITEC alums Andy Ram, Yoni Erlich, Harel Levy, Noam Okun, Eyal Ran, Amir Hadad, Noam Behr and Dudi Sela, upset heavily favored Russia to advance to Israel’s first appearance in the Davis Cup semifinals.
- 2010— Shahar Pe’er reaches the semi-finals at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after being denied entry the previous year due to her Israeli citizenship.
- 2011— Shahar Pe’er reaches the highest Israeli ranking on the WTA tour ever (world #14).
ITEC’s High Performance Program unites talented athletes from various socio-economic circumstances and backgrounds to train together, reflecting Israel’s multi-cultural society.
For many children, Israel’s champion tennis players serve as role models, proving that dreams can be fulfilled and anything can be accomplished if you work hard enough. ITEC continues to nurture a new generation of champions who will regularly compete in top ATP and WTA tournaments, as well as successfully represent Israel in Davis and Billie Jean King Cup tournaments, as their peers did before them.
The Israel Tennis & Education Centers offer a wide range of programs for tennis enthusiasts of all ages.
For children ages 3-6, motor development focuses on helping them improve coordination, balance, and other motor skills.
Mini Tennis Program
This program teaches children ages 6-8 their first steps in the game of tennis on half-court, while also advocating teamwork.
Involves children ages 8-12, in which they compete with one another, gradually achieving different skills.
For children 12-18, involves uniquely talented players. This level provides them the opportunity to develop their full potential to become world-class tennis champions.
Hosting International Tournaments in Israel
ITEC has a rich history of hosting international tournaments, both on the ATP and WTA tours, and particularly on the junior circuit. Every year, ITEC’s Tournament Department draws up a list of annual tournaments to be held at the Israel Tennis & Education Centers. They feature Israel’s top young competitors and other talented players from around the world.
On the ITF circuit and in conjuncture with the ATP, the ITEC hosts 6 Men’s Futures Tournaments every year, with the hopes of hosting even more in the years to come. On the junior circuit, the ITEC hosts 4 annual Tennis Europe (TE) Tournaments and 2 ITF Tournaments for both boys and girls.
Tournaments are held at ITEC locations throughout Israel, in cities such as Haifa and Kiryat Shmona in the north, Ashkelon, Arad and Beer Sheva in the south and Jerusalem and Ramat Hasharon in central Israel. Tournament conditions are top-notch and strictly abide by governing tennis regulations.