Sea Colony to host series of tennis tournaments this spring


Sea Colony Tennis Center, located just south of Bethany Beach, has announced it will host a trio of United States Tennis Association- (USTA-) sponsored tournaments in April and May.

The Sea Colony Junior Challenge, for boys and girls ages 12 to 18, takes place April 20-21. The clay court singles and doubles tournaments will include a first-match loser consolation bracket. Entries are due by April 14. Learn more about the event online at http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=....

The Sea Colony Spring Adult Classic will take place April 27-28 and is open to men and women with NTRP ratings of 3.0 to 5.0. The clay-court event includes singles, doubles and mixed doubles events with a first-match loser’s consolation bracket. Entries are due by April 22. More information on this event is available at http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=....

The Sea Colony Spring Junior Open is for boys and girls ages 12 to 18 and will be held May 18-19. The event will feature both hard-court singles and doubles tournaments and a first-match loser’s consolation bracket. Entries are due by May 11. For more information on this event, visit http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=....

The entry cost for each of the tournaments is $33 each for singles players and $18 each for doubles players.

In addition to these events, Sea Colony Tennis Center will also host the 3rd Annual ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony, a USTA Pro Circuit event taking place June 9-16. This year’s event will feature eight days of tournament play and special events, including a clinic/exhibition featuring former French Open doubles champion Luke Jensen.

The Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony will be preceded by the Delaware Women’s Open Championships on June 1-2, in which the winner will earn a spot in the Pro Women’s Open tourney.

Tournaments are open to all USTA members. For more information contact the Sea Colony Tennis Center at (302) 539-4488.

Sea Colony Tennis, under Tennis Director Thomas Johnston, offers a range of camps, clinics and private instruction to tennis players of all ages and skill levels. Its facility features 34 tennis courts, including six indoor, 14 outdoor hard-court and 14 Har-Tru clay; and an experienced group of teaching professionals.

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. Sea Colony was also listed among Tennis magazine’s Top 50 American Resorts in 2012, 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).