Longacre named acting head pro

July 21, 2014

Sea Colony, Bethany Beach, DE — Austin Longacre, the University of Delaware’s all-time career singles win leader upon his graduation, joins the Sea Colony Tennis Center as Acting Head Pro for the 2014 summer season.

In addition to teaching private lessons and adult and junior clinics, Longacre will lead this summer’s sold-out Nike Junior Camps and the Nike Tournament Training Camp. No stranger to Sea Colony, Longacre spent summer vacations working as a seasonal pro for the seaside resort’s nationally and globally recognized tennis program.

A four-year letterman, Longacre ended his playing tenure with a record of 70-38 – the most solo career wins in the school’s history. He also posted a doubles record of 56-41. Longacre is among the most decorated players in UD men’s tennis history.

“I am excited to focus on juniors this summer,” Tennis Director Thomas Johnston said. “I am delighted to have Austin join our summer program as head pro. He understands how to work with young people and is able to challenge them to achieve new heights.”

After graduation, the Landenberg, PA native attended Palm Beach Atlantic University, earning a master’s degree in business administration, before joining the Blue Hen’s staff as an associate coach. He currently lives in Lewes, Del.

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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.