Rob Delman, Gil Koppel and Peter Simel, Masters Tennis Co-Chairmen, 19th Maccabiah USA Organizing Committee, and Head Coach Roy Kozupsky are actively seeking the best Jewish Tennis Players from across the United States to try out for the team.  The Masters Tennis team will be part of the 1000+ USA Maccabiah Team competing at the 19th World Maccabiah Games in Israel, July 2013.

Masters Tennis athletes must be 35+ as of July 2013 and age divisions for the team are: 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59 and 60-64.  All interested Jewish athletes must fill out an application for the team, prior to the tryouts which can be found at maccabiusa.com.

There will be two tryouts for the team, on the East and West Coasts.  The West Coast tryout will take place on Monday, September 10th at the MountainGate Country Club in Los Angeles, and the East Coast tryout will take place October 27th -29th at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Fl.

The World Maccabiah Games has a magical quality about it which awakens feelings that touch the hearts and reach the souls of the Maccabiah participants.  The athletes readily explain that these feelings remain long past the conclusion of the competition – they last a lifetime.  The Maccabiah is more than an international athletic competition; it is a celebration of Jewish culture, unity and pride and support for the State of Israel.

Coach Kozupsky, of New York City has over 30 years of coaching experience in both Israel and the United States.  He has an extensive history with the Israel Tennis Centers and was a Coach at Ramat Hasharon from 1978-80, where he had the opportunity to coach and work with many young elite Israeli Tennis players.  Most recently, in 2010-11, Kozupsky was the volunteer Coach for the men’s and women’s club tennis teams at Northeastern University in Boston, MA.  He is a partner in the law firm of Smith, Gambrell & Russell.

For additional information or for questions regarding the tryouts, please contact either:  Rob Delman atrobdelman@gmail.com; Gil Koppel at gilkoppel2@yahoo.com; Peter Simel at psimel@handler-re.com or Roy Kozupsky atrkozupsky@gmail.com.

About the organization:

Maccabi USA (MUSA) is a federally-recognized not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization with an extensive history of enriching Jewish lives through athletic, cultural and educational programs.  The organization is the official sponsor of the United States Team to the World Maccabiah Games, the Pan American Maccabi Games and the Maccabi competitions in Europe and Australia, as well as a sponsor of the JCC Maccabi Games for teens in North America.  As the official Maccabi representative in the U.S., Maccabi USA supports Jewish athletic endeavors, enhanced by cultural and educational activities in the United States, Israel and throughout the Diaspora.

MUSA develops, promotes and supports international, national and regional athletic-based activities and facilities.  It strives to provide Jewish athletes the world over the opportunity to share their heritage and customs in competitive athletic settings.  MUSA supports programs that embody the Maccabi ideals of Jewish Continuity, Zionism and Excellence in Sport.  Maccabi USA Builds Jewish Pride Through Sports.