| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Rob Delman, Gil Koppel and Peter Simel, Masters Tennis Co-Chairmen of the 19th Maccabiah USA Organizing Committee, and Head Coach Roy Kozupsky are actively seeking the best Jewish tennis players from across the country to try out for the Maccabiah team. The Masters Tennis team will be part of the 1000+ USA Maccabiah Team competing at the 19th World Maccabiah Games in Israel next July. Masters Tennis athletes must be 35 years of age and up 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 www.maccabiusa.com. The East Coast tryout will take place Saturday-Monday, Oct. 27-29 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Fla.

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, pride and support for the State of Israel.

Coach Kozupsky of New York City has more than 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 1978-1980, 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, Mass.

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