Jensen brothers join Sea Island program
Sea Island, Georgia — Sea Island, a destination resort located on the Southeastern coast of Georgia, announced today that the legendary Jensen Brothers will spearhead the resort’s tennis program, with Murphy Jensen serving as Tennis Ambassador and Luke Jensen as a year-round touring pro. The dynamic duo will inject their natural energy and passion for the sport into Sea Island’s tennis program, serving up creative programming, partnerships and instruction.
As one of the most popular doubles teams in history, the Jensen brothers first became famous in the professional tennis world when they won the French Open doubles title in 1993. They went on to capture four additional ATP Tour doubles titles, reaching a career high rank of Number 5 in the world.
Murphy, currently the coach of the Washington Kastles in World Team Tennis alongside Venus and Serena Williams, has led his team to two championship titles in three years, recording the first undefeated season in World Team Tennis history in 2011. He also hosted “Murphy’s Guide” on the Tennis Channel, traveling around the world to major tournaments to interview the stars of the game and take viewers on humorous adventures in the cities where they played. Murphy kick-started his tennis career playing at the University of Southern California for two years and one year at the University of Georgia, where he earned All-American honors. Best known for his ability to bring excitement to the court and have fun with the game, Murphy is also an ambassador for the Lacoste brand in tennis and on television.
Luke, who will join Murphy at Sea Island for part of the year, is currently the head coach of the women’s tennis team at Syracuse University. He also does on-court tennis analysis for ESPN and travels the world as an instructor, motivational speaker and ambassador for the game. Like Murphy, he also attended the University of Southern California and achieved singles All-American honors.
“I am looking forward to bringing a little Jensen Brothers excitement to Sea Island,” said Murphy. “Our energy and expertise combined with the resort’s state-of-the-art facilities will make Sea Island a tennis game changer. My goal is to create an all-encompassing program that taps into everything the resort has to offer, from its top-tier fitness trainers, on-site sports psychologists and award-winning Spa and Fitness center, to establish Sea Island’s reputation as a top tennis destination.”
Sea Island features 16 Har-Tru® courts for guests and club members to enjoy. USPTA professional instructors provide a full-service program of year-round instruction for adults and children (which can be customized for skill level), clinics, round robins, and partner matching. For additional information on Sea Island’s tennis program, visit seaisland.com.
About Sea Island
Sea Island is an exceptional destination resort offering four Forbes Five-Star experiences: The Cloister at Sea Island, The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club, the Cloister Spa, and the Georgian Room restaurant. Located on the southeastern coast of Georgia, Sea Island features three championship golf courses, including Seaside, home to the PGA Tour’s McGladrey Classic, as well as the nation’s finest Golf Learning Center. Sea Island offers an extensive array of nature adventures and stimulating recreational activities, including the Sea Island Beach Club, Tennis and Squash Club, Yacht Club, Shooting School, and Camp Cloister. Known for its gracious hospitality, Sea Island has been creating lifetime traditions for discerning travelers since 1928; a recent transformation of the resort married its storied history with unparalleled 21st century amenities. Experience Sea Island at seaisland.com.
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