May 012012
 

 

Delaware beach and tennis resort community also among Tennis Magazine’s 2012 Top 50 American Resorts  – including #3 in the Mid-Atlantic

Sea Colony, Bethany Beach, Delaware – May 1, 2012 – Located just south of Bethany Beach, Delaware, Sea Colony – known as “The Premier Family Beach & Tennis Resort Community” – remains among the world’s elite tennis camps, according to Tennis Resorts Online’s 2012 rankings released today.

TennisResortsOnline.com (TRO), published by former Tennis Magazine editor Roger Cox, ranked the seaside resort the world’s No. 13 tennis camp, as well as No. 4 for best overall children’s programs and No. 5 for best junior programs. The southern Delaware beach and tennis community is also among TRO’s top 50 tennis resorts.

The annual rankings, now in their 13th year, are determined by tennis players, who were asked to evaluate resorts and camps in more than 20 categories, from the quality of the tennis programs to lodging and restaurants to value. This recent global recognition adds to the decades of local, regional and national honors earned by the resort community and its tennis staff.

With 34 tennis courts, including four indoor and 14 Har-Tru clay, 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.

Supported by the Sea Colony homeowners, the tennis program has produced state and national champions, elite juniors and top collegiate tennis players, while earning kudos from state and regional tennis organizations.

Earlier this year, Tennis Magazine honored the resort community among its 2012 Top 50 American Resorts, as well as ranking Sea Colony the No. 3 resort in the Mid-Atlantic region.

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 pools (two indoor), fitness centers, activities for all ages, community shuttle, year-round security and wireless Internet access.

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 at /SeaColonyTennis.

Nov 222011
 

 

Singles and doubles tournament will bring rising stars of the tennis world to the seaside resort’s acclaimed tennis center

Bethany Beach, DE, November 21, 2011 – Professional tennis returns to Bethany Beach for the second annual ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony, to be held June 10-17, 2012, on the clay courts at the Sea Colony Tennis Center, located south of Bethany Beach on West Way Drive, just west of Kent Avenue.

Again sponsored by ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals and the U. S. Tennis Association (USTA), the singles and doubles tournament will draw nationally and internationally ranked women tennis players seeking to improve their world rankings and claim their share of the $10,000 in prize money. Up to 64 women will compete for a spot in the tournament’s 32-player draw. Qualifying matches will be held June 10-11, with the main draw beginning on Tuesday, June 12. Doubles play also starts on June 12. Admission to the tournament is free.

“We are honored and excited to host the event again,” said Thomas Johnston, Sea Colony’s tennis director. “Feedback from USTA and tennis players was very positive and has increased Sea Colony’s reputation as an internationally recognized tennis destination.”

Sea Colony is ranked among Tennis magazine’s “Top 50 Tennis Resorts in the U.S.” – including No. 3 for the budget conscious. Tennis Resorts Online ranked Sea Colony as the No. 13 tennis camp in the world, as well as No. 3 value for the dollar. With 34 tennis courts, including four indoor and 14 Har-Tru, Sea Colony offers a wide variety of camps, clinics, and private lessons throughout the year for players of all ages and skill levels.

“Support for the tournament was terrific,” said Rich Kent, tournament co-director and the Sea Colony Recreational Association’s tennis committee chair. “The enthusiasm in the greater Sea Colony community in terms of housing, sponsorship, marketing, player services and events is very strong as we plan for the upcoming event.”

The second-year event is expected to attract additional tennis enthusiasts to Bethany Beach and Sea Colony.

“Early June marks the start of the summer season at Sea Colony, and this tournament is certain to be a highlight of our 2012 season,” Johnston said.

For the latest information about the event and everything tennis at Sea Colony, visit www.SeaColonyTennis.net, follow Sea Colony Tennis on Facebook, or call the Sea Colony Tennis Center at 302-539-4488.