The Freddie Krivine Foundation was created to encourage young Israeli Arabs to play tennis and to create Jewish/Arab coexistence programmes through tennis.
Tennis teaches team spirit and confidence, and through the Freddie Krivine Foundation it encourages integration and equal opportunity for Israeli Arabs in Israeli society.
After many years of promoting Israeli tennis, one of the six founder trustees of the Israel Tennis Centers, Freddie Krivine, President of the Israel Tennis Association, was troubled by the lack of Israeli Arab players. In response, he established a committee in 1998 to introduce Arab children to tennis and to introduce Jewish and Arab children to each other.
Today, the Foundation re-named in his memory, manages more than 20 tennis programmes in towns and villages throughout the country.
Hundreds of children learn tennis as part of the elementary school curriculum and in after-school programmes.