Reach your potential with the fundamentals of the modern game

Director of Tennis: Dr. Dave Marshall
Touring Coach: Dave MacPherson
Touring Pro: Ellis Ferreira
Staff: Tom Mancuso, Jordan Marshall, Brittany Marshall, Jenelle Langen, Gerry Lechliter, Spencer Rhoads, Jackson Bailey, Kamal Baig, and  Andrew Dufendach.
 

Dr. Dave Marshall and his staff's reputation for teaching excellence is recognized throughout the World and Copyrighted. Dave's guidance and teaching has helped develop 105 state championship tennis players, 75 sectional champions, 25 USTA National Champions, and two US Open Qualifiers. He has sent 125 players on to play collegiate tennis. Dave has coached NCAA Champions, worked with Australian Women's Finalist and thousands of students whose improved skills have led to their greater enjoyment of the game.

Dave Marshall

A former nationally-ranked collegiate player, Dave holds 12  Delaware Open titles singles, doubles and mixed doubles championships. He holds four national doubles titles. Dave has been USPTA Middle States Pro of the Year as well as Delaware Pro of the Year.

Dave has also led his Men's team to win the USTA National Championships for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2014, and 2015. Dr. Dave was the head coach of the men's and women's teams at Division III- Washington College. Now Dr. Dave is the head women's coach at Delaware State University a Division I program-where he has led the team to a HBCU National Championship. Dave regularly brings his college players to train, compete and help coach at the Dave Marshall Tennis Academies.

Dr Dave Marshall was Director of Tennis at Sea Colony for over 25 years until 2009. Dave's team of pro's (Dave Marshall & Associates) left the SC program in good shape and in the words of SC's Tennis Chair Under Dave's leadership Sea Colony tennis emerged as one of the premiere programs in the country, achieved national rankings in several categories and built a world class program.

In August of 2009, Dave Marshall & Associates completed the Dave Marshall Tennis and Fitness Center in Lewes Delaware, where the Dave Marshall Tennis Academies are now headquartered. Within 9 months of opening, Dave Marshall Tennis Academies was ranked by Tennis Resorts Online. They are now ranked #23 Tennis Camp in the world by Tennis Resorts Online (as of January16, 2017).


Dave McPherson, Touring Coach for Dave Marshall Tennis Academies and Head Men's Tennis Coach for George Washington University. Macca is also the Former Coach of the Bryan Brothers (Worlds #1 Doubles Team) - Mac is a former professional male tennis player on the ATP tour and is known primarily as a doubles specialist. Mac's pro career was highlighted by his 1992 season with partner, Steve DeVries, where they won doubles titles in Milan, Manchester, Indian Wells, Atlanta, Charlotte and Brisbane to finish No. 8 in the year end Team Rankings and qualifying for ATP Tour World Doubles Championships. In November of that year he achieved his high personal rank of #11 in the doubles ranking. 



 

Ellis Ferreira - Three-time Grand Slam Champion and former world #1 in doubles - - Ellis won the 2000 Australian Open  Men's Doubles Championship with Rick Leach and the 2001 Australian Open Mixed Doubles Championship with Corina Morariu. He also advanced to the finals of the 2000 US Open Men's Doubles Championship with Leach, won the 2001 World Doubles Championships in India, and won the 2005 Wimbledon Over 35 Doubles Championship with Paul Haarhuis.                                                                                            

Tom Mancuso, USPTR, is a Nationally Ranked Senior Tennis player, who also holds Delaware State Titles, Senior Olympic Titles, #2 in Middle States, PTR Finalist 3 years in a row and Champion one of those three. Tom has been a teaching pro for the Dave Marshall Tennis Academies for many years. According to Tom I am very happy when my students sign up for another series of lessons or clinics before they leave. But, I probably get my greatest pleasure out of watching Tots grow into junior players, then high school, then college and beyond.

Jackson Bailey, USPTA. Head coach at Delmarva Christian High School. Jackson was a regionally ranked junior and #1 singles player at Oakland Mills High School. He was a part of club tennis at Penn State and was formerly a teaching pro at Forest Hill Tennis Club. Jackson is currently pursuing a degree in business at Delaware Tech.



Brittany Marshall, Senior Tennis Pro. At Delaware State University was a HBCU All-American in singles & doubles, HBCU National doubles champion, and MEAC first team honoree in singles. At Washington College was a two time nationally ranked doubles player, three time South Atlantic regionally ranked singles & doubles player. Brittany was a 3 time All-Centennial Conference first team honoree in doubles, 2 time All-Centennial Conference second team honoree in singles, 3 time MVP honoree, 2 time All-Centennial Conference Sportsmanship honoree, 2 time ITA Scholar Athlete, Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll Honoree and Dean's List student. In high school at Worcester Prep (MD), Brittany was a 3 time ESIAC conference singles champion, Daily Times Player of the Year, ranked top 20 of USTA Mid-Atlantic section, and nationally ranked  junior player.

.Jordan Marshall, Senior Tennis Pro. Nationally and sectionally ranked junior tennis player. #1 singles player at Indian River High School. Jordan led his team to the Henlopen South Conference title. He is Delaware State Doubles Winner at the Oscar Sebastian Tournament. He was also a National Honor Society Member.  Jordan was a member of the Indian River Football team, where he was on special teams. In 2011, they won the Delaware State Division II Football Championship. Jordan is at Temple University and in the Army ROTC program.

Spencer Rhoads, Tennis Pro. He has been playing tennis for 12 years. Spencer has made the main draw in the Eddie Herr, Orange Bowl, Easter Bowl, Kalamazoo National Hard Courts, and National Clay Courts. He has won 2 Sectional Championship in Middle States. Spencer has been a 3 time USTA National Open Finalist, also a Quarterfinalist in International Springs and Winter Super Nationals. Along with this impressive resume he has played #1 for Middle States for 2 zonal events, and played # 3 on the USTA Intersectional team in 2011. Spencer has a career high sectional ranking of # 2 in Middle States and a national ranking of # 58.Spencer is at the University of South Carolina. 

Dr. Kamal Baig, Volunteer Tennis Pro. Kamal played at McDonough High School (MD). He was a first team all conference selection in the SMAC Conference. He graduated summa cum laude from UMBC. He was active in club tennis at UMBC. Addtionally, he graduated from George Washington University Medical School. We are very fortunate that Kamal takes time out of his busy schedule to come volunteer for us!