Better tennis through science

July 28, 2014

Bethany Beach, DE — Research, strategy, and real-world drills converge on the court as two celebrated tennis coaches team up for a sport science clinic on Saturday, Aug. 9, 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 of RightEye ( and Sea Colony Tennis Director Thomas Johnston will teach mental strategies and visual tactics designed to improve tennis players’ games.

The sport science clinic will focus on:

“Melissa really gets what athletes experience,” Johnston said. “She has a unique combination of playing, coaching and academic experience. Melissa competed as a professional tennis player on the WTA Challenger Circuit; mentored young tennis players as a coach for both men’s and women’s college tennis; and attacked the data as a scientist in her dissertation researching the use of eye tracking technology to determine focus cues of elite tennis players.”

Combining on-court drills and classroom instruction, the sport science clinic will be team-taught by Johnston, who earned national recognition as a successful and innovative tennis coach at the University of Virginia. Under Johnston’s leadership, the UVA tennis team’s NCAA ranking improved from No. 95 to No. 15, resulting in several of his collegiate players achieving world rankings.

Space in this sport science event is limited. To register, please visit the Sport Science Clinic page on, or call 302-539-4488. For information on everything tennis at Sea Colony, visit and follow Sea Colony on Facebook at

About Sea Colony

Sea Colony Tennis offers a wide 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, talented 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 2014 Top 50 resort and the No. 12 tennis camp in the world, by, 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.

Known as The Premier Family Beach & Tennis Resort Community, Sea Colony consists of more than 2,200 homes and, in addition to world class tennis, features a wide array of amenities including a private beach, 12 pools (two indoor, plus 7 more for the kids), fitness centers, activities for all ages, in-season community shuttle and year-round security. The Sea Colony Recreational Association, which is responsible for the maintenance and promotion of the community’s amenities and common areas, is professionally managed by ResortQuest Delaware.