Tennis

Josh Cohen

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In February of 2012, when Philadelphia Freedoms owner Billie Jean King named Josh Cohen as the new head coach of her team, it was the culmination of a career that incredibly began at the tender age of 2 1/2 when he joined his mother, father and ultimately his sister, in eventually playing high level competitive… Read more »

Richard Cohen

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In 1965 at The Haverford School, Richard Cohen was the 5th ranked high school tennis player in the United States. He won the Middle States Inter -Scholastics Tennis Championships a record setting six straight years. From 1963-1965, he was the #1 ranked junior in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. Cohen played Varsity tennis at The… Read more »

Eve Ellis

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Eve Ellis, a former professional tennis player, served for four years as the National Director of the US Tennis Team for the International Maccabiah Games in Israel. A graduate of Yale University, she became the number one singles player in her freshman year and won the ECAC Doubles Championships as a junior and was elected… Read more »

Marilyn & Edward Fernberger

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Marilyn and Edward Fernberger are thought of often as the “dynamic duo” to the world of tennis. With a shared love for the game, the Fernbergers became involved with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) through the local Philadelphia district and Middle States section. Together, Marilyn and Edward have conducted and promoted numerous youth and… Read more »

Marty Gilbert

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Marty Gilbert, a longtime champion tennis coach in Philadelphia, was one of the major figures to introduce the sport to the State of Israel. He coached tennis at Philadelphia University for a combined 25 seasons (13 men, 12 women) and his women’s team won an impressive 70.7 percent of its matches. He started playing tennis… Read more »

Lisa Hoffstein

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Lisa S. Hoffstein, a New York native and University of Pennsylvania graduate, has been involved in the world of competitive tennis since the age of ten. As an Eastern ranked tennis junior she played high school tennis on the Great Neck South boys’ team, eventually marrying the team’s #1 singles player. A great source of… Read more »

Julian Krinsky

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Julian Krinsky was born in South Africa and it was there that he developed into an outstanding tennis player. He was ranked ninth in the country in 1969. In that same year, Julian competed in the Monte Carlo Open and at Wimbledon, and represented South Africa in the Maccabiah games where he won a bronze… Read more »

Harold Landesberg

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An avid sportsman and renowned in Philadelphia and Israel as a humanitarian and philanthropist, Harold Landesberg graduated from West Philadelphia High School where he was a second team All Public basketball player. He went on to Duke University where he played soccer tennis and basketball. Following his graduation from Duke he played professional soccer with… Read more »

Robert Levy

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Robert P. Levy’s name in Philadelphia is synonymous with sports. His enthusiastic support, encouragement and philanthropic endeavors for sports and sports participation have made him an extremely prominent and active sportsman in and for the city. As Chairman of the Philadelphia Sports Congress, he leads an extremely proactive organization in its efforts to attract major… Read more »

Sara Schiffman

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A native Philadelphian and graduate of Lower Merion High School, Sara Schiffman has enjoyed an outstanding career in the world of tennis both as a player and a coach. Undefeated in four years at the number one singles position in high school, she led Lower Merion to the finals of the PIAA Championship in 2000… Read more »