Israel's first Arab-Jewish Junior Tennis Club

All Israel’s citizens whether Jews, Arabs, Bedouins, Druze suffer the heartbreak and upheaval of its regional conflicts.  The January 2024 opening of the first Jewish/Arab Tennis & Community Clubhouse is a milestone in the history of the Freddie Krivine Initiative, now in its third decade and a beacon of hope for the future of strong Jewish/Arab relations.

Thanks to a generous donation from Dame Vivien Duffield, through the Clore Israel Foundation, the tired cracked tennis courts were resurfaced, the old container which acted as a store room, teaching area and office has been replaced by a large and superbly equipped clubhouse.  Additionally, there is a  newly landscaped surround with garden, for areas for recreation and social engagement.

One hundred and fifty children, aged 5 – 16, from three neighbouring Arab villages are on the tennis courts each week, joined on a regular basis by children from two local Jewish tennis clubs with which the Freddie Krivine Initiative is twinned.

The Clore Israel Foundation has consistently supported a wide variety of sports and recreational projects, which is part of the Foundation’s aim to improve the quality of life for as many people as possible in Israel. Over the past four decades, the Clore Foundation has spearheaded the upgrading of community sports facilities of all types for all ages.  We are so grateful for their belief in our vision and generous support!