Gabe Harmat

Tennis Pro

Gabe was born and raised in Tel Aviv Israel. In 1963 he was introduced to tennis for the first time his was 13 years old.

In two years he won already the juniors and adult championships at his club and a year later he made the national junior team and represented Israel in Germany.

After completing his three year military duty he settled down in the US and continued pursuing his tennis ambitions by coaching and simultaneously  competing on the US and European tour.

His best win came in 1983 in doubles over Shlomo Glickstein who was the French open doubles finalist a year later, and also was 22 on the ATP in singles.

Lack of sponsors and after running out of funds, just like many other pros coaching was the inevitable alternative.

Working in Several clubs in the valley and  LA Gabe has established himself as a prominent pro by winning the USPTA pro of the year twice and producing many college players, he also got to work with ATP  and WTA players such as Dan Dan- China fed. Cup, Nir Welgreen – ATP 160.

At age of 35 Gabe has returned to competition on the senior tour. Staying fit was quite handy leading to high So Cal ranking, US national ranking and number 5 I.T.F  ranking.  Winning the Macabia gold medal (1986), the sectionals in So.Cal, and reaching semi finals twice in I.T.F  world championships were some of his best accomplishments.

Gabe is looking forward to share with you a life span of coaching and playing experience and ready to assist you with your tennis aspirations.

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The Non-Dominant Hand’s Role In Tennis

The Non-Dominant Hand’s Role In Tennis

By Gabe Harmat - Tennis Coach The usage of the non dominant arm in tennis is an important component of the execution of quality strokes achieving balance, power and control.   Beginners, weekend worriers and even some advanced players are not always equipped with...

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Ratings, Private Vs Group Lessons, Live Ball

Ratings, Private Vs Group Lessons, Live Ball

By Gabe Harmat - Tennis Coach After listening to a lot of chit chat and overhearing comments (some couldn't be any further from the truth) I felt obligated to address a few topics that are related to ratings, group and private lessons. First, before I explain how the...

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Tennis: The Overhead Smash

Tennis: The Overhead Smash

By Gabe Harmat - Tennis Coach This is the most powerful and also the most difficult shot to learn in tennis. Just the name itself tells you that this is an aggressive shot that is being hit above your head down into your opponent’s court with maximum power. The intent...

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Simulated Game Situations: My Mantra

Simulated Game Situations: My Mantra

By Gabe Harmat - Tennis Coach A Player in the Making   I was thirteen when I was introduced to tennis for the first time in my life.  It was 1963 when my family had joined the Tel Aviv Country Club.  This club was gigantic.  It had over 30,000 members.  There...

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What Are Transition Shots?

What Are Transition Shots?

By Gabe Harmat - Tennis Coach The Missing Link Quiz: What are the most missed shots in tennis?Answer: Transition shots   What are transition shots? Answer: Transition shots are used when a player is moving from one set of strokes to another. For example, moving...

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Racket Preparation and Acceleration

Racket Preparation and Acceleration

By Gabe Harmat - Tennis Coach The old words of wisdom we’ve all heard before with “early preparation” have been replaced by tennis experts around the world with much more sound advice: “proper preparation.”   The key to proper racket preparation for the forehand...

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The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule

By Gabe Harmat - Tennis Coach Roger Federer is considered to be the best of all time and is also arguably the player with the most fluid and elegant style of play. When he was asked to explain what contributed to his outstanding form in an interview, his reply, as...

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