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Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Kiawah Island, South Carolina



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  • 4½-Ball Rating "Just returned from our annual trip to Kiawah. Once again a superb tennis/beach vacation. David Boyd, head pro, is the benchmark upon which I measure all tennis instructors. The beach is magnificent and the restaurants varied and excellent. Can’t wait until next year’s visit!"—Z.A., Adv. Int., July 2022
  • 5-Ball Rating "Kiawah Golf Resort is a world leader in providing a complete vacation experience for all age groups. It’s tennis program was founded by legendary tennis player Roy Barth and continues under Roy’s very capable son, Jonathan and his team. If you are looking for a 5 star experience in the USA, make this your next destination."—T.W., Int., May 2022
  • 5-Ball Rating "The programs at Kiawah are top notch! The core fundamentals that Roy has implemented as the foundation of the programs will help any tennis player improve. Along with the great staff and setting, it’s a fantastic health and wellness tennis experience!"—T.S., Adv., May 2022
  • 5-Ball Rating "Had a dream vacation and am going back this summer!!!!!!"—K.Z., Adv., May 2022
  • 5-Ball Rating ""—S.G., Adv., May 2022
  • 5-Ball Rating "If you want to go to the perfect place to find an absolutely gorgeous setting combined with the perfect tennis environment then this is it! My family visited over spring break and the experience could not have been better! Our kids were able to join the Barth Hawtin tennis academy while my wife and I did the clinics. Teresa in the shop was also outstanding matching us with new and different players to the point we even tried pickleball and had a blast! The island is beautiful with lots of good options for dining and the beach is wide and open. Superb place and easy understood why they are number one in this ranking. Jonathan was great with us along with the rest of the pros!"—E.L., Adv. Int., May 2022
  • 5-Ball Rating "I have been vacationing on Kiawah Island for 25 years, and playing tennis avidly for more than 50. While I have visited many other tennis resorts in the U.S., none offer the amenities, quality, and overall experience of Kiawah Island Tennis. And even though it seems impossible that Kiawah’s tennis program could improve, it somehow manages to get better each year. The tennis program on Kiawah Island is amazing and unique. The Tennis Center's soft and hard courts are perfectly maintained and located conveniently at the center of the island, a short stroll from Kiawah's five-star Sanctuary Hotel. They have recently added ten clay courts, all of which have state-of-the art LED lighting that provides both a brilliant daytime lighting experience (needed for these sixty-year-old eyes!) and such precise focusing that they do not intrude upon nearby Tennis Club Villas, or turtles nesting on the beaches nearby. But the true brilliance of Kiawah tennis is in its teaching program. Led by Director of Tennis Jonathan Barth and Head Tennis Professional David Boyd, Kiawah's program is perfectly tailored for the transient tennis population visiting vacation resorts. Kiawah Tennis has identified the five or six characteristics shared by every excellent tennis player, regardless of his or her individual playing style, and created a teaching program that focuses on improving those common characteristics. The final component is a methodical approach through which the entire teaching staff unerringly teaches these same characteristics through a consistent methodology. While each tennis professional has his or her own personality, tennis players are guaranteed to receive consistent training, regardless of whether they are paired with David (my go-to tennis guru), Jonathan, Langdon Brockington, Nicolas Castro, or others on Kiawah’s professional teaching staff. The fact that David and Jonathan have each taught at Kiawah for more than 20 years and Jonathan, for 16 says volumes about the level of dedication and commitment each Kiawah Island tennis professional brings onto the court for every lesson. The program, created by Kiawah tennis’ founder, Roy Barth (Jonathan’s father), is pure genius, as players of every level and style can achieve tangible improvement through a single lesson, or series of lessons. The friendly atmosphere around the courts provides the relaxation we are all looking for during a resort vacation. The tennis staff also maintains a list of local residents and other vacationers who are interested in playing and will match you with compatible tennis partners (singles or doubles) upon request."—J.B., Adv. Int., May 2022
  • 5-Ball Rating ""—C.M., Int., May 2022
  • 5-Ball Rating "Incredible barrier island located just outside the bustling city of Charleston with great food and shopping. Kiawah is the perfect stop for a retreat including great tennis, dining, golf, and spa."—A.W., Pro, May 2022
  • 5-Ball Rating ""—A.E., Adv., May 2022
  • 5-Ball Rating "Beautiful setting. The tennis clinics, drills, round robins, and instructors are the best anywhere. There is also something for everyone in the family, including those that don't play tennis or golf --beautiful beaches, and river, kayaking and long bike paths that everyone in the family can enjoy."—C.M., Adv. Int., May 2022
  • 5-Ball Rating "Friend’s daughter age 9 had multiple tennis lessons with Dave at the Roy Barth Tennis Center and he was so great with her. Taught her with such energy and enthusiasm that he really got her hooked on tennis. She got there barely knowing how to hold the racquet and now she is playing matches with her school team. Jonathan Barth and his staff run a well oiled operation and one that truly met and exceeded our expectations. Great job tennis staff, can’t wait to get back on the courts!"—G.C., Low Int., May 2022

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort
One Sanctuary Beach Drive
Kiawah Island, SC 29455