Sea Colony Wins USTA Outstanding Facility Award 2022

The United States Tennis Association recently named Sea Colony at Bethany Beach a 2022 USTA Outstanding Facility.

Sea Colony is the only facility to have received this award three times, in 2012, 2016 and 2022, since the launch of the USTA Facility Awards program 41 years ago.

Each year, the USTA recognizes facilities across the country to encourage increasingly higher construction and/or renovation standards. Considerations for this award include general layout and site suitability, quality of each court’s surface and enclosure, evidence of good green maintenance, accommodation and experience of players and spectators, aesthetics and landscaping, and facility participation in USTA programs.

“Great tennis facilities like Sea Colony help us grow the game locally, and we’re proud to recognize them for their continued impact on the sport of tennis,” said Craig Morris, USTA General Manager, Tennis. community. “Sea Colony has embraced many of our tennis initiatives and has kept the sport at the forefront of its community every year.”

“This is a coveted national award and recognizes the continued excellence we present to our owners, tenants and guests,” said Richard Kent, Chairman of the Sea Colony Tennis Committee. “I would like to thank and congratulate everyone who has helped make this award possible, especially Thomas Johnston, Director of Athletics, who has helped raise the profile of our institution by delivering world-class programs.”

Sea Colony is one of the largest tennis and beach communities in the United States and is consistently ranked among the top tennis resorts in the world according to With an experienced and talented group of teaching professionals, Sea Colony Tennis offers a wide range of camps, clinics and private lessons. The resort’s tennis facilities include 34 tennis courts — including six indoor hard courts, 14 outdoor hard courts, and 14 Har-Tru clay courts — as well as multiple pickleball courts and a full-service pro shop. The tennis program is led by award-winning staff whose programming caters to all ages and skill levels, and whose instruction ranges from technique to strategy to mental toughness.

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