ABOUT

Play better and live better at Dave Marshall Tennis & Fitness.


A unique public sports complex at the beach, Dave Marshall Tennis & Fitness' seven-acre campus is home to seven tennis courts (including three indoor), pickleball, fitness center, outdoor pool, grass playing fields, and a state-of-the-art Pilates studio ... all just a drop shot to Lewes, Rebohoth Beach, and Dewey Beach, Delaware.

 

Ranked among the planet's elite tennis camps by the readers of Tennis Resorts Online, Dave Marshall Tennis charts as the No. 9 tennis camp, as well as No. 5 for best tennis staff. Dr. Dave's track record of teaching excellence improved the skills (and life-long love of the game) for thousands of tennis players ... and yielded NCAA champions, junior national champions and 150 collegiate players.

 

Working as an associate coach tennis’ elite doubles players, Dave helped the Bryan Brothers to a trio of recent ATP titles and guided Mike Bryan and Jack Sock to back-to-back Grand Slam championships (2018 Wimbledon and U.S. Open).

With a talented team of year-round tennis-teaching professionals, DMT&F offers junior tennis clinics, adult tennis clinics, weekend tennis camps, and private tennis lessons, as well as summer junior tennis camps and kids summer camps, for players of all ages and skill levels. 

Open to the public year-round. Tennis, fitness, and pool memberships are available.

 

OUR TEAM

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Dr. Dave Marshall, Ph. D.

Dr. Dave Marshall, Ph. D. shares a unique perspective of success both as a player and a coach.

 

For four decades, his proven copyrighted program has earned a reputation for tennis teaching excellence and is recognized worldwide. 

Coaching highlights: Having taught more than 40,000 private lessons and countless clinics over the last four decades, Dave has coached 105 state champions, 75 sectional champions, 25 USTA national champions, two US Open qualifiers, NCAA champions, a Australian Open/Wimbledon Junior Girls' finalist, six national junior champions, 150 college players, and thousands of students whose improved skills have led to their greater enjoyment of the game. 

 

Now, Dr. Dave is working alongside Dave Macpherson as an associate coach to the Bryan Brothers. During the 2018 season, he coached Bob and Mike Bryan to the Miami (2018 & 2019) and Monte Carlo ATP World Tour Masters 1000. Also, he has coached Mike Bryan and Jack Sock to back-to-back Grand Slam Championships (Wimbledon & US Open). He is currently consulting for Frenchman Nicholas Mahut (now ranked No. 4 in doubles).

 

In addition, Dr. Dave served as a college tennis coach for Washington College and Delaware State University.

His tennis coaching honors include USPTA Middle States Pro of the Year, Delaware Pro of the Year, and HBCU National Coach of the Year. 

Player highlights: A former nationally-ranked collegiate player at Washington College, Dave holds 12 Delaware Open titles (singles, doubles and mixed doubles) and 15 national double titles, as well as USTA League team titles - 2006 (5.0 level), 2007 (Open), 2008 (5.5 level), 2014 (40+ Open) and 2015 (40+Open).

After a quarter century building Sea Colony into a Top 10 tennis resort, Dr. Dave embarked on a new venture and opened the Dave Marshall Tennis & Fitness Center in Lewes, Del. In less than a year, the new facility had earned its place among the world’s elites. DMT&F is currently ranked #10 Tennis Camp in the world, as well as the No. 5 tennis staff,  by Tennis Resorts Online (as of May 2020). 

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Jackson Bailey, USPTA

On the team at Dave Marshall Tennis Academies since 2016, Jackson is a certified USTA tournament director, certified Nike Camp director, and head tennis coach at Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown, Del.

 

A regionally ranked junior and No. 1 singles player at Oakland Mills High School, he was a member of the Penn State tennis club. Prior to joining DMT, Jackson was a teaching pro at Forest Hill Tennis Club in Ellicott City, Md..

 

Jackson is currently pursuing a degree in business at Delaware Tech.