Former touring professional, veteran coach and elite resort tennis director Craig Wittus joins the Sea Colony Tennis Center teaching team as a guest pro from Aug. 19-25, sharing his knowledge and experience with the seaside community’s homeowners and guests at the week’s scheduled tennis clinics and during private lessons.
Wittus’ visit also features an exhibition with the Delaware resort’s pros, as well as ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony 2011 singles champion Lena Litvak, on Friday, Aug. 24.
Wittus reached top 50 world rankings in both singles and doubles during his five-year playing career. He won six ATP tour events, including four doubles titles and two singles victories. He continued his success after his playing career as one of the top coaches in the world. He coached Robert Seguso, Gary Donnelly and Joey Rive, who were each nominated for the ATP’s most improved player award in successive years.
Prior to his playing and coaching career, Wittus played college tennis at Miami (Ohio) University, where he was the school’s first and only All-American in tennis. Wittus earned USPTA Pro 1 certification in 1990, becoming a teaching professional after his successful playing and coaching career on the ATP Tour.
His track record of directing high-profile tennis resorts includes Hollywood, Florida’s Diplomat Resort and Virginia’s Wintergreen Resort – each resort earning recognition from Tennis magazine and others during his tenure. He is currently the director of tennis at Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida.
With 34 tennis courts, including four indoor and 14 Har-Tru clay, and an experienced, talented group of teaching professionals, Sea Colony Tennis, under Tennis Director Thomas Johnston, offers a wide range of camps, clinics and private instruction to tennis players of all ages and skill levels.
Recently selected as a 2012 USTA Outstanding Facility of the Year, Sea Colony has earned additional national and 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 Tennis.ResortsOnline.com, an online publication whose annual rankings are determined by tennis players. Earlier this year, Sea Colony was listed among Tennis magazine’s 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 (http://www.Facebook.com/SeaColonyTennis).