Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00
Roslyn resident Bob Litwin has been selected to coach the Maccabiah USA Grand Masters tennis squad that will be performing at the July Maccabiah Games in Israel. The Grand Masters Division is for athletes aged 65 to 80+ years.
After playing tennis for Great Neck South High School, Litwin did not play competitively until he tried out for the Maccabiah USA Open Tennis team at 32. He did not make that team but made it his mission to compete for the USA at the next Maccabiah Games in 1985. He qualified for the Masters Tennis team at those Games, traveled to Israel for the competition and won bronze and gold medals. Since then, he has become a local senior legend, winning the ITF World Championship and 14 USTA National Championships, achieving the #1 World ranking in 2005 and being an eight-time member of the USA Senior Davis Cup Team.