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Two noted tennis coaches are teaming up for the third year to offer a sport science clinic on Saturday, Aug. 11, 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, USPTA, 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,” said Johnston, who also holds a master’s degree in Sport Psychology. “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 Tennis Director Thomas 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 online or call the tennis center.

This summer, Sea Colony was named a 2012 Outstanding Facility of the Year by the United States Tennis Association. The southern Delaware beach and tennis resort has earned national global honors, including being named a Top 50 resort and the No. 13 tennis camp in the world, as well as the No. 4 for the best overall children’s programs and No. 5 for best junior programs, by TennisResortsOnline.com, an online publication whose rankings are determined by experienced tennis players. Sea Colony was ranked earlier this year by Tennis magazine, which listed the resort community among its Top 50 American Resorts, including No. 3 in the Mid-Atlantic region.

For more information about Sea Colony Tennis, stop by the Tennis Center at West Way Drive and Kent Avenue; call 302-539-4488, visit SeaColonyTennis.net or like them on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/SeaColonyTennis).

About Sea Colony
In addition to its world-class tennis offerings, Sea Colony, which is professionally managed by ResortQuest Delaware, features a wide variety of amenities including a half-mile of private beach, 12 pool (including two indoor), fitness centers (with certified instructors and trainers), activities for all ages, community shuttle and year-round security.

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