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  • Sea Colony Tennis Center to Host Dr. Melissa Hunfalvay for Sport Science Clinic

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    • The sports science clinic will cover:
       
      •     Performing better under stress
      •     Avoiding choking
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      The sports science clinic will cover:
       
      •     Performing better under stress
      •     Avoiding choking
      •     Anticipating ball direction and spin
      •     Becoming proactive and offensive-minded
      •     Staying calm in the thick of the match
  • Two noted tennis coaches are teaming up to offer a sports science clinic on Saturday, Aug. 3, 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 and Sea Colony Tennis Director Thomas Johnston will teach mental strategies and visual tactics designed to improve tennis players’ games.
    “Melissa really gets what athletes experience,” Johnston said. “She has global experience as a tennis pro and player on the WTA Challenger circuit; as a coach for both men’s and women’s college tennis; and as a scientist in her dissertation researching the use of eye tracking technology to determine focus cues of elite tennis players.”
    Combining classroom and on-court instruction, the sports science clinic will be team-taught with Tennis Director Thomas Johnston, who earned national recognition as a successful and innovative tennis coach at the University of Virginia. Under his leadership, the UVA tennis team’s NCAA national ranking improved from No. 95 to No. 15, opening the door for several of Johnston’s collegiate players to achieve world rankings.
    Space in this sports science event is limited. For registration information, visit http://www.SeaColonyTennis.net and click on Upcoming Events, or call 302-539-4488.
    Sea Colony Tennis was a 2012 USTA Facility of the year winner, is ranked among Tennis Magazine’s “50 Best Tennis Resorts in the U.S.” and is ranked as the Number 15 tennis camp in the world by TennisResortsOnline.com.
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