From induction to the David Squad, key targets are set, ranging from tournament and match play success to physical and educational progress. Players are nurtured from the earliest ages and levels with challenging but attainable targets set.
Upon successful progress through Entry Level stage, players’ on and off court programmes are intensified to produce benchmarks towards reaching professional standards.
Short, medium and long-term targets are set, with programmes tailored for specific physical, psychological and social development.
Key performance criteria and targets must be attained, with tournament and age-appropriate ranking success benchmarks continually reviewed and updated.
Players benefit from best in kind training on a daily basis along with the most comprehensive support service available.
Once players reach an age and standard – both technically and physically – to compete on the highest international stage, they are entered in the Professional Entry Programme.
The programme encompasses the highest level of training and support available – including the experience and stewardship of record Federation Cup player (and current Israeli captain) Tzipi Obziler, along with former ATP pro and internationally renowned elite coach Andy Zingman, who takes responsibility for the direct management of PEP players.
This includes identifying detailed tournament play to maximise experience and best prepare for Junior Grand Slam events, several months training at several internationally renowned training centres around the world; and a professional standard management structure to identify future marketing, media and financial management requirements.
The first inductees, Shelly Krolitzky and Yshai Oliel, are experiencing considerable international acclaim and recognition for their increased intensity, stamina and strategy- which they have harnessed from the PEP.