ABOUT US

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

Dr. Dave Marshall teaching a daily clinic at Dave Marshall Tennis & Fitness In Lewes, Delaware

Dr. Dave Marshall, Ph. D.

Dr. Dave Marshall, Ph. D. shares a unique perspective of success as both a player and a coach.
 
For four decades, Dr. Dave's proven, copyrighted program has earned him 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, an 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. 
 
Dr. Dave coached the Bryan Brothers from 2016 until they retired from the tour in 2021. During the 2018 season, he coached Bob and Mike Bryan to titles in the Miami (2018 & 2019) and Monte Carlo ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events. Also, he has coached Mike Bryan and Jack Sock to back-to-back Grand Slam Championships (Wimbledon & US Open). 

He is currently coaching five players on the Pro Tour, with one in the Top 10 rankings, two in the Top 20, and two in the Top 50, including Edouard Roger-Vasselin, Kaia Kanepi, Benoit Paire, Gabriela Dabrowski, and Giuliana Olmos. In addition, he has worked with Madison Brengle for years, including a successful run in 2021, which included two titles, raising her ranking on the WTA tour from 90 to 50. 
 
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, HBCU National Coach of the Year, and the prestigious Tom Gullickson Touring Coach of the year on the professional circuit.

 

While coaching at Washington College, his teams set records for most wins in a year and most consecutive wins. Under his leadership, the Shorewomen reached two conference finals and produced four nationally-ranked players, including one All American and several All-Conference Players.

 

At Delaware State University, his teams captured the only MEAC North Conference title in school history and finished second in the HBCU National Tournament. During his tenure, the Hornets claimed the HBCU national regular-season title. While at DSU, he coached several HBCU standouts, including first 1st Team All MEAC Performers and All Americans Ksenia Kozlova and Brittany Marshall. 

 

Player highlights: A former nationally-ranked collegiate player at Washington College, Dave holds 12 Delaware Open titles (singles, doubles, and mixed doubles) and 25 national double titles, as well as winning Gold Balls and the prestigious yearend No. 2 national ranking. His USTA League team titles include 2006 (5.0 level), 2007 (Open), 2008 (5.5 level), 2014 (40+ Open), and 2015 (40+Open).

After a quarter-century of 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 earned its place among the world’s elite tennis camps. DMT&F is currently ranked the No. 10 Tennis Camp in the world, as well as the No. 5 tennis staff, by Tennis Resorts Online (as of May 2020). 

When Dr. Dave started coaching, he set a goal to have one of his players win the following: a conference championship, a state championship, a national championship, an NCAA title, a professional tournament, a Grand Slam championship, and a World Championship. He has accomplished what he set out to do. He has had players win each of these titles. 

Jackson Bailey, USPTA, at Dave Marshall Tennis & Fitness In Lewes, Delaware

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.