Sea Colony, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 – August 1, 2010 – Renowned doubles tennis great Ellis Ferreira takes to the courts at Sea Colony – “The Premier Family Beach & Tennis Resort Community” – on Saturday, Aug. 7, for two sessions focused on doubles tennis tactics, as well as a pro exhibition and open-forum conversation.
Ferreira’s 12-year professional career, which spanned from 1992 to 2004, includes 33 tournament finals, 18 titles and a pair of Grand Slam championships. In 2000, Ferreira and partner Rick Leach won the Australian Open in 2000 and finished runner-up in that year’s U.S. Open, ultimately rising to the Professional Tennis Association’s #2 doubles world ranking. In 2001, he and partner Corina Morariu captured the 2001 Australian Open mixed doubles crown. The native South African was also half the team that captured the 2005 Wimbledon over 35 doubles crown. Ferreira competed for South Africa in the 1996 Olympic Games and Davis Cup competitions from 1996-2003.
Ferreira, a three-time All-American at the University of Alabama in the late 1980s and early 1990s, is also actively involved with a number of tennis-related ventures, including a tennis academy in Florida, his own line of tennis apparel and coaching professional and collegiate tennis players.
Ferreira’s first Sea Colony doubles tennis session is 10 a.m. to noon and the second is from 3 to 5 p.m. From 2 to 3 p.m., there will be an open-forum style conversation with Ferreira, hosted by Sea Colony Tennis Director Thomas Johnston. A pro exhibition follows the final session at 5 p.m. Each session is limited to 48 players. Cost is $50 per participant. Register online at SeaColonyTennis.net.
For more information, please contact the Sea Colony Tennis Center at 302-539-4488.
In addition to its world-class tennis offerings, Sea Colony, which is professionally managed by ResortQuest Delaware, features a variety of amenities including a newly-widened half mile of private beach, 12 pools (two indoor), fitness centers, activities for all ages, community shuttle, year-round security and wireless Internet access.
About Sea Colony Tennis
Sea Colony Tennis is ranked among Tennis Magazine’s “50 Best U.S. Tennis Resorts” – including #5 for best instruction - and #19 in the world by Tennis Resorts Online. Featuring 34 courts (four indoor and 14 Har-Tru), “The Premier Family Beach & Tennis Resort Community,” under Sea Colony Tennis Director Thomas Johnston, offers world class tennis instruction, tennis camps, tennis clinics and tennis packages.
About ResortQuest Delaware & Delaware
Since the early 1970s, ResortQuest Delaware has provided real estate sales, vacation rental and homeowner association management services to Sea Colony and other fine communities in Delaware's Quiet Resorts and the surrounding coastal areas. With offices in southern Delaware and Ocean City, Md., the company offers comprehensive vacation rental services to more than 870 vacation rental properties. ResortQuest is consistently the real estate market leader for listings, sales and listings sold in southeast Sussex County, according to the Sussex County Association of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service. Its homeowner association management division represents the needs of nearly 4,000 homeowners in 44 associations from Lewes to Fenwick Island, Delaware.
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Leucadia National Corp. (NYSE: LUK), Destin, Fla.-based ResortQuest is one of the nation's leading vacation rental and real estate companies focusing exclusively on resort properties, offering superior brokerage services in the country's premier beach, ski and golf destinations and their surrounding communities.