About the Foundation
- In the late nineties, Freddie Krivine, then President of the Israel Tennis Association, asked himself why Arab children in Israel were not playing tennis. He decided to do something about it.
- He initiated a series of programmes to introduce Arab children to the sport and to create programmes for Jewish and Arab children to meet each other. After Freddie passed away in 2005, his daughter Jane Krivine took over the programme and renamed it in his memory.
- By fighting discrimination and stereotyping, the Foundation offers equal opportunity for Arab and Jewish children.
- Through tennis children gain confidence and self-esteem, they learn the rich values of team-work and mutual respect, and come home a happy child.
- We develop partnerships with local municipalities and schools to create tennis courts in Arab towns and villages as well as investing in the few existing facilities.
- These partnerships enable us to carry out a constantly expanding programme, at present reaching 1,500 children, by adding tennis to the curriculum of fifteen junior schools and creating five afternoon tennis academies. Many more are in the pipeline.
- We provide grants for players to become tennis coaches with access to accredited qualifications and employment opportunities with the Freddie Krivine Foundation, the Israel Tennis Centres and private tennis clubs.
- We offer travel and coaching grants to promising young players who are without adequate means, so they can further their tennis training and compete regionally, nationally and internationally.