Israel Tennis Association chairman Asi Tuchmair said: “Yshai’s parents provide excellent education, support, and calmness.” Accompanying Yshai everywhere in the world since he was 5 and really lives with the boy.
Kudos also go to the Ramle tennis center nurtured him from such a young age, and in doing so proved that world champions can also grow up in the periphery. Oliel joins an impressive list of former winners of the tournament, including Jimmy Connors, Andy Murray, Jennifer Capriati, and Monica Seles. In 2001, Israel’s Shahar Peer won the girls’ under-14 tournaments The future of Israeli tennis is looking brighter today after 12-year-old Yshai Oliel won the 51st Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship at Coral Gables, Florida, the unofficial world championship for his age group enlisted Alam Ibrahem, a resident of the Druze village Sajur in northern Israel, as an Arab society coordinator to launch tennis programs in Arab communities. Ibrahim was nervous about teaching tennis, but Vider assured him that other ITEC staff, including coach Ronen Morali, would handle the tennis. Ibaham’s job was to teach the ITEC leadership and staff about Arab society. ITEC decided after the accords debuted that its vision ought to include all Israeli kids. That included Arabs in Israel, who also ought to have the chance to be winners in life through tennis, Erez Vider, the group’s CEO told JNS. They are also proving an ace for Israeli tennis. young players and coaches from the Israel Tennis & Education Centers flew to Bahrain the nonprofit’s second trip to the island kingdom, with which Israel normalized relations in 2020.
The foundation’s success stories include Ruan Zubidate from Bizmat Tivon, a Bedouin
who is the top female Arab tennis player in Israel. She travels to tennis matches around the
world representing Israel. Now in its second year, the foundation’s Tenacity program brings
young Arab coaches to Boston for the summer, where they learn English and teach tennis to
vulnerable populations of teens in the United States. One of those who participated was
Ebraheem Fhmawi, a 19-year-old from Faradis, near Haifa, who dreams of studying chemical
engineering. The goal of Abraham’s Bridge is to help build a stronger society in Israel. At the
core of that strength is human connection, which starts with our children–the next generation of leadership, Vider told JNS. We hope that providing children with opportunities to collaborate in a diverse setting will help nurture and celebrate new bonds that will lead to a better future for all.