June 6th, 2019

Miami’s Rubinstein to Coach Team USA Tennis at European Maccabi Games

General News

Miami’s Todd Rubinstein has been named the Team USA head tennis coach for the 15th European Maccabi Games, to be held July 29-Aug. 6, 2019, in Budapest, Hungary.

Forty nations from around the world will compete in the European Maccabi Games, which are held every four years and celebrate the best Jewish athletes from around the world. Approximately 2,100 athletes in a total of 19 disciplines compete.

Rubinstein will coach the U.S. team in the Open and Masters divisions.

“Going to Budapest as a part of the Team USA delegation to represent my country, my faith, my team and my family is something that is extremely important to me,” he said. “I’m hoping to be able to recreate my first Team USA experience when I was in Israel in 2017, as it was quite possibly the most unbelievable experience of my life. I love what I do as a coach, a teacher and a mentor and being as such, I’m going to give it my all so that my players have the most incredible experience imaginable.”

Rubinstein was named the 2018 USPTA National High School Coach of the Year, the 2018 Tennis Industry Magazine National High School Coach of the Year, the 2018 USPTA District 16 (Dade/Broward) Professional of the Year, the 2017 Florida High School Coach of the Year, the 2016 Wilson 3A High School Tennis Coach of the Year, and is a USPTA Elite Professional and accredited professional coach. He is the head tennis coach at Mourning High School where he has won two state championships in five appearances, and the head tennis professional at Smatts Tennis Academy in Hollywood, Fla.

At the 2017 World Maccabiah Games in Israel as Team USA coach he brought back seven medals, including three gold.


“We couldn’t be happier with our choice to lead this year’s Team USA delegation into the 15th Annual European Games,” said Maccabi USA’s Shane Carr. “His professionalism, character and work ethic have been nothing short of inspirational.”

For more info on the European Maccabi Games go to www.maccabi.org/sport/european-maccabi-games.