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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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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