The social initiative that the “Galila Fellow” Shaul Zohar an executive coach and a well-recognized in the tennis world is to promote in exposing tennis on all its values and activities for children of the northern periphery.
One of Israel’s veteran tennis coaches, Shaul Zohar, a resident of Kiryat Shmona, initiated his Tennis Academy program this year. His vision is to help special kids – living with mental and developmental challenges – overcome their disabilities, using the discipline and fun of tennis as a learning tool. As an educator, he uses his tennis sessions as a means to teach his students social skills and values, as well as to build up self-confidence and self-assurance.
Shaul developed the ‘Special Olympics’ project at the ‘Renanim’ school for special needs children in his town, as well as teaching a coaching course at the ‘Ohello’ College, raising the next generation of tennis instructors in the Galilee region.
He also runs a tennis empowerment training program for the teens in Kibbutz Kfar Giladi.