Gil Amar

Director, Membership

Gil has been the membership director at the Riverdale Y since 2015, after more than 25 years in sports, health and fitness industries – as a competitive tennis player, a head coach, and health club owner and general manager. He has steered program departments at the Club of Riverdale and the Manhattan Plaza Raquet Club, managed clubs in Maryland and South Carolina, and coached competitive youth tennis at various JCCs in Southern California winning numerous gold medals at three Maccabi Games.

Gil studied at the Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sports in Israel, then attended Baker University on a tennis scholarship, and California State University. Gil served in the Israeli Army, and is fluent in Hebrew, French and English.