Pro Women’s Tennis Tournament Returns to Sea Colony, Bethany Beach in June

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Singles and doubles tournament will bring rising stars of the tennis world to the seaside resort’s acclaimed tennis center

Professional tennis returns to Bethany Beach for the second annual ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony, to be held June 10-17, 2012, on the clay courts at the Sea Colony Tennis Center, located south of Bethany Beach on West Way Drive, just west of Kent Avenue.

Again sponsored by ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals and the United States Tennis Association (USTA), the singles and doubles tournament will draw nationally and internationally ranked women tennis players seeking to improve their world rankings and claim their share of the $10,000 in prize money. Up to 64 women will compete for a spot in the tournament’s 32-player draw. Qualifying matches will be held June 10-11, with the main draw beginning on Tuesday, June 12. Doubles play also starts on June 12. Admission to the tournament is free.

“We are honored and excited to host the event again,” said Thomas Johnston, Sea Colony’s tennis director. “Feedback from USTA and tennis players was very positive and has increased Sea Colony’s reputation as an internationally recognized tennis destination.”

Sea Colony is ranked among Tennis magazine’s “Top 50 Tennis Resorts in the U.S.” – including No. 3 for the budget conscious. Tennis Resorts Online ranked Sea Colony as the No. 13 tennis camp in the world, as well as No. 3 value for the dollar. With 34 tennis courts, including four indoor and 14 Har-Tru, Sea Colony offers a wide variety of camps, clinics, and private lessons throughout the year for players of all ages and skill levels.

“Support for the tournament was terrific,” said Rich Kent, tournament co-director and the Sea Colony Recreational Association’s tennis committee chair. “The enthusiasm in the greater Sea Colony community in terms of housing, sponsorship, marketing, player services and events is very strong as we plan for the upcoming event.”

The second-year event is expected to attract additional tennis enthusiasts to Bethany Beach and Sea Colony.

“Early June marks the start of the summer season at Sea Colony, and this tournament is certain to be a highlight of our 2012 season,” Johnston said.

For the latest information about the event and everything tennis at Sea Colony, visit, follow Sea Colony Tennis on Facebook, or call the Sea Colony Tennis Center at 302-539-4488. Follow the tournament on Twitter at #ProSC.

About Sea Colony, Bethany Beach
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.

About ResortQuest Delaware & Maryland
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 840 vacation rental properties. ResortQuest is consistently the real estate market leader for listings, sales and listings sold at Sea Colony and throughout 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 45 associations from Lewes to Fenwick Island, Delaware.

About ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Headquartered in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals is a leading provider of full-service vacation condominiums and home rentals in the U.S., with a portfolio of approximately 6,000 vacation rental properties. For more than 20 years, ResortQuest has provided full-service vacation rentals in the most desirable beach, ski, golf and tennis resort destinations across North America. ResortQuest is part of Wyndham Vacations Rentals, the world’s largest serviced vacation rentals business providing access to more than 90,000 vacation properties in over 500 unique destinations worldwide, and one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands. For additional information visit our media center or ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals also can be found on Facebook.

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