Jul 292011


Bethany Beach, Del. –  Two noted tennis coaches are teaming up to offer a sport science clinic on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 2:30-5 p.m. at the Sea Colony Tennis Center in Bethany Beach, Del. 

Internationally-known sports psychologist, author and speaker Dr. Melissa Hunfalvay and Sea Colony Tennis Director Thomas Johnston will teach mental strategies and visual tactics designed to improve tennis players’ games.

The sport science clinic will cover:

  • Performing better under stress
  • Avoiding choking
  • Anticipating ball direction and spin
  • Becoming proactive and offensive-minded
  • Staying calm in the thick of the match

“Melissa really gets what athletes experience,” Johnston said. “She has global experience as a tennis pro and player on the WTA Challenger circuit; as a coach for both men’s and women’s college tennis; and as a scientist in her dissertation researching the use of eye tracking technology to determine focus cues of elite tennis players.”  

Dr. Hunfalvay formed the Institute of Sport Science for Tennis in Washington, D.C., (www.iSportScience.com) to use sport science research and cutting edge technology to develop on- and off-court resources that tennis coaches can use to elevate their student’s games and help tennis players learn to be the best they can be.

Combining classroom and on-court instruction, the sport science clinic will be team-taught with Johnston, who earned national recognition as a successful and innovative tennis coach at the University of Virginia.  Under his leadership, the UVA tennis team’s NCAA national ranking improved from No. 95 to No. 15, opening the door for several of Johnston’s collegiate players to achieve world rankings. 

Space in this sport science event is limited, so register today. For more information, visit www.SeaColonyTennis.net  and click on Upcoming Events, or call the Sea Colony Tennis Center at 302-539-4488. 

Sea Colony Tennis is ranked among Tennis Magazine’s “50 Best Tennis Resorts in the U.S.” and the No. 13 tennis camp in the world by TennisResortsOnline.com.

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