Team Maccabi GB Serves Up Tennis Aces for European Maccabi Games
Maccabi GB, in partnership with UJIA and the Jewish Chronicle, have confirmed the Tennis squad who will compete at the European Maccabi Games in Budapest this summer.
Chairing the squad for a third consecutive Games, Stephen Joseph said, “This will now be the third Games I have had the pleasure of managing Maccabi GB Tennis. Many of our squad have represented Team Maccabi GB in four or five previous Games and are the soul of our team. We have a father and son taking part in John and Alex Barnett both of whom have played for Maccabi GB. With most squad members having already won medals at International Games, the whole squad have been practicing together and formed a unique bond so we are really looking forward to getting out there and going for gold again.”
In addition to the vibrant team spirit and previous Maccabi medalists, the squad boasts a number of national and international ranked open and junior players and expectations are high for a handful of medals.
Speaking about the aims for the squad, Junior Manager Jordan Miles said, “I am confident and excited about Budapest. We have a variety of athletes who will be donning the Great Britain kit, but even our minimum level is high and we have some players who will turn up favourites to bring medals home. Many of the players I have known and coached from a young age and others I will be traveling with for the first time. By the end of the Games, I hope to have given them a fantastic experience both on and off the court, not just returning with medals but with friendships too."
The squad is as follows:
Chair: Stephen Joseph
Manager – Jordan Miles
Coach – Ezikiel Kelly