HistoryFondly nicknamed the city that never sleeps, Tel Aviv is a history lesson in the making. Filled with old sectors such the first Tel Aviv neighborhood of Neve Tzedek, Bauhaus buildings from the mid-20th century and a wide array of boulevards and town squares, Tel Aviv is a true walking-man's dream come true. Tel Aviv is also Israel's center of commerce, culture and entertainment. Located on the Mediterranean seashore, Tel Aviv offers visitors bustling nightclubs, cutting-edge theatre, first-rate museums and a bubbling atmosphere that infuses the city's rich history with up-to-date cultural events. Like every large city, some of Tel Aviv's neighborhoods score low on Israel's socio-economic scale. The neighborhood of Yad Eliayu, located in Southern Tel Aviv, is a prime example. The Israel Tennis Center -Tel Aviv opened in Yad Eliayu 1991, in order to cater to the children from the area, who come mostly from immigrant families.
|Address||6 Zvi Neshri Street, P.O. Box 62008 Yad Eliahu, Tel Aviv 61620|
|Operating hours||Sunday - Thursday 7.00 to 23.00 Friday - Saturday 7.00 to 19.00|
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Igal Gipsh was born in Donetsk, Ukraine, where he started playing tennis when he was 7 years old. After graduating from University in Moscow in 1985, Igal worked as a tennis coach. In 1990, speaking no Hebrew, he immigrated to Israel with his entire family. After struggling to find a job in tennis for a year, Igal started as a substitute coach at the ITC - Ramat Hasharon. On the 3rd August 1991, the ITC - Tel Aviv opened its doors for the first time and Igal moved to the new center to coach tennis full time. It was there, that Igal discovered a young girl called Shahar Peer. The coach from the Ukraine, would go on to guide and develop her skills for many years. After eight years, Igal moved to the ITC -Jaffa, where he was head coach until 2004. Three years later, Igal went back to where it all began for him, when he became the manager of the ITC - Tel Aviv. It is a place which is so close to his heart and which has become his home.