Professional tennis will return to the Bethany Beach area with the sixth annual ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony, to be held June 5-12 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 Real Estate and ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, as well as the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and UBS, the singles and doubles tournament draws nationally- and internationally-ranked women tennis players seeking higher world rankings and a share of the event’s $10,000 in prize money.
Top seed Brazilian Gabriela Cé, ranked No. 285 in the world, leads this year’s global field, representing more than six dozen players hailing from more than a dozen countries on five continents.
Qualifying matches will be held June 5-6, with the main draw — for singles and doubles — beginning on Tuesday, June 7. The tournament concludes with the doubles finals on Saturday, June 11, and the singles finals on Sunday, June 12.
Admission to the tournament is free, and the public is being invited to attend.
In addition to singles and doubles play, the tournament events include a Junior Play Day on Wednesday, June 8.
Earlier this month, Tennis Resorts Online ranked Sea Colony as the No. 10 tennis camp in the world, as well as No. 4 for best junior programs. A 2012 USTA Outstanding Facility of the Year, Sea Colony is ranked among Tennis’ “Top 50 Tennis Resorts in the U.S.,” including No. 3 in the Mid-Atlantic.
With 34 tennis courts, including six indoor and 14 Har-Tru clay, Sea Colony offers a variety of camps, clinics and private lessons throughout the year for players of all ages and skill levels.
For more information about Sea Colony Tennis, stop by the Tennis Center at West Way Drive and Kent Avenue, call (302) 539-4488, visit http://www.SeaColonyTennis.net or like them on Facebook (http://www.Facebook.com/SeaColonyTennis).