Thomas Johnston - Director Of Tennis at Sea Colony -USPTA, PTR
Thomas is a three-time collegiate All-American and former head men's tennis coach at the University of Virginia. At UVA, Johnston established himself as one of the most innovative and successful coaches in the country. In 1997, UVA qualified for the national team tournament for the first time in the school's history. In another first, Thomas led his team to the finals of the 1998 ACC Championships and NCAA Regional Championships. Under his leadership, the team's NCAA national ranking improved from No. 95 to No. 15. Upon graduating, several of his students went on to achieve world rankings.
Before joining Sea Colony, Thomas headed an award-winning tennis program at Wintergreen Resort in Virginia for 10 years. He was also named the USTA's 2015 Delaware District Pro of the Year.
Under Thomas' guidance as Tennis Director, Sea Colony is one of the top 50 resorts in the country, according to Tennis Resorts Online.com and Tennis Magazine. In 2012 and 2016, Johnston led Sea Colony to a USTA Outstanding Facility of the Year award. A respected speaker offering seminars on the mental and strategic aspects of tennis, he has also published numerous sports-related articles. With a master's degree in sports psychology, Thomas has completed his coursework for a doctorate in sports psychology.