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Overall Tennis
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Adult Tennis Camp Experience
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  • Avatar TS

    Participating in the tennis drill sessions at the Roy Barth Tennis Center is always a major highlight of my time at Kiawah. I highly recommend them to anyone, regardless of past tennis experience. The coaches are knowledgeable and friendly, and they run the tennis sessions in a very fun and constructive manner.

  • Avatar SY

    Love the new courts and proximity to the beach!

  • Avatar RF

    Jonathan Barth runs an excellent tennis facility. He is a skilled tennis player and the consummate kind of pro that everyone feels comfortable with. Jonathan Barth is cheerful, friendly, and looks for individual ways to help people. The clinics are always great fun and well run The facility is beautiful well kept and the pro shop always has lovely things to buy. We always look forward to playing there.

  • Avatar AV

    This was our fourth trip to Kiawah with my family and as always the place exceeded my expectations. The entire staff is super friendly and kind. They really go the extra mile trying to set up fun matches and social play during your stay. I took several clinics and they are great. We really like the fact that they have a teaching method consistent across all coaches. They may explain things with their own style but the message is always consistent. besides tennis, we love coming here as we are able to take bike rides on the beach, and around the island. My husband is more into golfing so it is great as we are both able to meet our expectations on the things we want to do. Kiawah island is our favorite place to go on vacation!

  • Avatar SH

    I visited Kiawah Island Resort this past weekend and absolutely loved it. they accommodated my entire family with social play and the lessons and clinics were outstanding. I took a few lessons with the director Jonathan Barth and despite how busy he was with all the programs and events that they ran, he took the time to work on my game and gave me some tips that are still paying dividends. the setting of this place is just amazing. plenty of beaches and great dinning options as well. we don’t play as much pickleball but gave it a try and it was a blast. we are definitely getting back to Kiawah soon!

  • Avatar JF

    Fantastic programs. Would not hesitate to recommend Kiawah Island Resort to tennis enthusiasts.

  • Avatar TB

    Get ready to have the perfect vacation.

  • Avatar SG

    My family visited Kiawah in June 2023 and has been our favorite vacation spot because of the tennis for the several years. We really enjoy the tournament tough clinics as it was a great way to meet other players while getting a great workout and instruction.

  • Avatar GC

    Love vacationing and visiting Kiawah on weekends.

  • Avatar JV

    Great as a family vacation, or a romantic getaway too!

  • Avatar KR

    Kiawah can’t be beat for a family and friends vacation! Over the last year, we have been there with family and friends and have been there for a tennis tournament. We love playing tennis at the Roy Barth Tennis Center in the clinics, kids play in the academy and we all play pickleball. The pros are outstanding and the resort is beautiful! The houses and condos are beautiful and well equipped. We bike to the tennis center and to the pools and fitness center. We love Kiawah and will continue to go back annually! Our favorite vacation of the year!

  • Avatar KZ

    The Staff was outstanding and the resort wonderful! Great Tennis and Pickleball. Going back this summer with my family

  • Avatar MK

    The staff at Kiawah’s tennis facilities is exceptional. They provide top quality instruction and are super friendly. It is always a pleasure to visit Kiawah. The hotel and dining venues are great. I look forward to our return.

  • Avatar SC

    There is no better place to visit than Kiawah Island for a vacation. The tennis facility is outstanding! A wonderful vacation spot for couples and family!

  • Avatar JM

    Kiawah is my favorite place to play tennis! They go out of their way to make sure I am in the right programs and also help me find matches to play while I am there. The junior programs are also great! I can’t wait to get back there soon.

  • Avatar LD

    Outstanding programs for tennis of all levels

  • Avatar KW

    Super experience. Offer all one might want. Beautiful and very special

  • Avatar BC

    There is no better place to visit than Kiawah Island for a vacation. The tennis facility is outstanding and the tennis program is the best I have ever experienced. The staff is high energy and the teaching level of the pros there far exceeds any of other facilities I have visited. The setting is beautiful and the various clinics, individual lessons and programs offered make it a place to receive any type of instruction you might want to receive. Make your reservations early!

  • Avatar AT

    There is no better place than Kiawah. I have been going there for over 30 years and it just keeps getting better and better and better. Unbelievable. I have been a 4.0 USTA player for many years and I love playing in Kiawah’s tournament in May with my husband every year. I’ve also attended their team clinic weekends and we not only have fun but learn so much! I am a world traveler and can honestly say that Kiawah’s tennis program in all facets is my favorite.

  • Avatar HG

    Tennis is my passion! Kiawah has it ALL for me! Play, Instruction, Support AND wonderful vacation environment for me and my crew! Every visit is a 10!!!!!

  • Avatar JG

    A wonderful vacation spot for couples and/or family! Experiences on and off the courts are awesome. Look forward to every visit!

  • Avatar JB

    I have been vacationing on Kiawah Island for 27 years, and playing tennis avidly for more than 50. While I have visited many other tennis resorts in the U.S., Kiawah Island Tennis is the pinnacle in terms of amenities, quality, and overall experience. And Kiawah’s tennis program just keeps evolving and improving! 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, and immediately adjacent to the Tennis Club Villas, many of which are available for short-term rental. These villas serve as a perfect base for everything from a family week of surf, sand, and sports, to a fun tennis weekend with friends. About 4 years ago, Kiawah 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-plus-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. Early on, Kiawah Tennis’s founder, Roy Barth (Jonathan’s father, and a legend himself) identified the five or six characteristics shared by every excellent tennis player, regardless of his or her individual playing style. Roy then created a teaching program that focuses on improving these 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, longtime pros Langdon Brockington, 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 Langdon, for 18, says volumes about the level of dedication and commitment each Kiawah Island tennis professional brings onto the court for every lesson. The program Roy Barth created 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. And, while Tennis Resorts Online is the go-to resource for all things tennis¸ I have to recognize Kiawah’s extremely active pickleball program. The Tennis Center now includes six perfect, dedicated pickleball courts, which also have excellent lighting. Head pickleball pro Alex Holdgate is ready and able to provide helpful and fun pickleball instruction, upon request. So, whether you are one of the many families who have been frequenting Kiawah’s tennis program, year after year, or part of a new family beginning its own Kiawah tennis tradition, I am certain you will find the Kiawah experience surpasses all others!

  • Avatar KK

    Beautiful resort with countless activities for the whole family. We particularly enjoyed the tennis complex because the instructors were so much fun and made sure that all in our group enjoyed the clinic. The overall instruction was top notch and the facility itself allowed us all to play up to our level. Cannot recommend it enough!

  • Avatar CW

    What are you waiting for????

  • Avatar GC

    The Kiawah Island Tennis Center (Roy Barth Center) is by far the best tennis facility we have ever visited and experienced. The staff is outstanding, very knowledgeable, and friendly. We have been in Kiawah Island for almost 30 years and play tennis each and every time we visit. It is an important part of our vacation experience. Head Professional, David Boyd, and his staff provide the best teaching techniques available. We have enjoyed the clinics, private lessons and free play every time we visit. The tennis resort should be very proud of their high ranking in the United States.

  • Avatar SL

    Best place in the world

  • Avatar TC

    Fabulous tennis program with awesome instruction. Beautiful resort all around.

  • Avatar AM

    Kiawah is our family’s favorite vacation. The tennis facility and the tennis pros are outstanding. Jonathan and Roy Barth do an excellent job with the tennis program on the island. The resort is absolutely beautiful and we will continue visiting Kiawah with our family for years to come.

  • Avatar LK

    I cannot say enough good things about Kiawah. It is elegant. It is spectacularly beautiful. When you are there, you feel like you are whisked away to the most amazing oasis. The tennis center is beyond reproach. The courts have wonderful maintenance. And we’re like playing in a tropical paradise. The instructors are spectacular understanding all different layers of players. I will return to Kiawah again and again!

  • Avatar IW

    Kiawah is my favorite tennis resort. I have visited many times over many years. David Boyd is my favorite tennis professional. He is the best on-court teacher I have ever had. Looking forward to my next visit.

  • Avatar RD

    The Roy Barth tennis center is outstanding. We had clinics and private lessons with David Boyd, Langdon and Jonathan and Roy Barth. Roy still does on court lessons and gives tips from his Wimbledon tournaments. We look forward to our trip this September.

  • Avatar NL

    We’ve been going to Kiawah for years and can’t wait to go back. Great Tennis vacation.

  • Avatar LM

    Visited in November 2023 with my wife and participated in pickleball and tennis clinics and found the instruction to be superb, friendly, and not intimidating. Combine this with the Five Star Sanctuary and it makes for a perfect getaway weekend.

  • Avatar LB

    Everything is simply amazing!

  • Avatar SM

    The accommodations are really great, my wife was in heaven. The Sanctuary Hotel is really top drawer, and it has an enormous, beautiful grass courtyard which is behind hotel and just in front of the beach….great for hanging out or having a drink. We dined at perhaps 2 of the hotel restaurants and both were outstanding. On balance, there’s so much to do on the island. We spent most of the daytime at the pools, biking, and playing tennis. The Barth Tennis Center is great. Drills are fun and I took a couple private lessons. I thought the staff was great and my overall experience was wonderful.

  • Avatar AQ

    The Sanctuary hotel is absolutely lovely and accommodations are 5-star. Food is was excellent everywhere well we went on the property. The Kiawah beaches are big and wide, great for biking- the whole island has exceptional trails. The Barth Tennis center is a super nice facility and we enjoyed both group and private lessons, and the pros were both fun and challenging. We didn’t take kids but they had a large groups of kids on the court in organized training. Pickleball has been expanded and they have a certified pro on staff. Even though we didn’t play a lot of pickleball, they have good opportunities daily for open play. We’d go to Kiawah again in a minute.

  • Avatar JC

    Most beautiful place ever, fantastic tennis coaches esp David Boyd extremely helpful and communicative. He really knows his stuff, makes it fun and is very accomodating with times and days we need him. Alex is a fun pickleball coach, had some great tips from him, he organises the socials very smoothly, a thoroughly nice chap!

  • Avatar SZ

    Kiawah has the whole package. The tennis was outstanding. From the game arranging, private lessons, group clinics, and open play. My grandkids had a great time at their camps/academy. My family biked across the island on the bike paths. The beach was great and the pools were excellent. Will go back in 2024.

  • Avatar EZ

    David boyd and academy tennis program exceptional !

  • Avatar AW

    We have continued to vacation at Kiawah Island for the last 20 years. The tennis and pickleball setup on Kiawah is top-notch across the board and has continued to improve over time! A must visit for anyone new.

  • Avatar CK

    Kiawah’s tennis/pickleball resorts is incredible! Love this place — I had the best time with my instructor and will definitely bring my entire family back again soon. I cannot say enough about how amazing this place treated me. What an incredible resort!!!!

  • Avatar DP

    This is my 5th trip to the Island for tennis and golf. Exceptional times and facilities. The new Head Tennis Director is doing an outstanding job of setting matches and giving lessons. Even had the opportunity to meet the famous and retired Tennis Director, Roy Barth, on a couple occasions. Stay at the hotel with easy access to the courts and golf courses. Another great vacation and tennis experience.

  • Avatar AC

    I’ve been coming to Kiawah Island for over 10 years. Every year I’m blown away by the island’s staff, hospitality, cleanliness, beauty and more. We always do the tennis clinics as a family and even did it for a wedding welcome party! It was a blast and very entertaining for both kids and adults.

  • Avatar JM

    Kiawah is the best family vacation. We look forward to our visit each year. Roy and Jonathan Barth provide an unbelievable tennis experience with their hospitality and their individualized instruction. The resort offerings and amenities are the best!

  • Avatar TW

    Kiawah is an outstanding island, that includes a 5 star experience for all ages, great beach, hotel, tennis, golf, culinary and recreation amenities, the Roy Barth Tennis Center is our favorite tennis resort globally. Jonathan Barth and the legendary Roy Barth are always on-site along with very capable tennis professionals such as David and Langdon. This is a very well maintained Tennis center with a great shop and recently added state of the art pickleball courts. Just a great resort with world class amenities!

  • Avatar AH

    One of our all-time favorite family vacations! Traveled to Kiawah Island with our 3 younger children, and they had the best time playing tennis, swimming in the pools, biking around the island, beach-combing, and so much more. Would love to come back to visit very soon! Can’t say enough about the Roy Barth Tennis Center and their exceptional staff!

  • Avatar RM

    I have found no better place to go on recurring vacations with my family. Kiawah is absolutely the best! Love the staff, accommodations, cuisine, and both Tennis and Pickleball facilities.

  • Avatar RK

    We have been to several tennis resorts over the years and Kiawah is at the top of the list for overall experience!

  • Avatar MK

    Kiawah Island’s Tennis Center has always been one of my favorites to visit. The facilities are outstanding and set in such a natural environment, it is truly unique. They have added Pickelball as well and my kids have enjoyed trying that in addition to Tennis. The Staff is outstanding, and the Head Pro Jonathan Barth runs great adult and Junior programs. In short, Kiawah’s is just a great place for tennis!

  • Avatar PK

    Kiawah Island is a place unto itself! Beautiful, fun, good people there for one reason – to make your stay there memorable and fun! The reception there is totally different than other places I have visited. This place lives up to all its “hype!” It is one of the few places that never changes, and my personal experience(s) are always so good, I look forward to coming back for more! To Kiawah – please do not change anything!

  • Avatar JJ

    Highly enjoyable clinics and great teaching staff. Great that Roy Barth spends some time on the court and offers tips – very useful!

  • Avatar DB

    I visited in 2024 (not listed below) Hotel was amazing as were the grounds- beautiful. Beach was superb with packed sand you could run or bike on Hotel room was outstanding Food was very good Tennis staff was superb- great tips, super nice and encouraging More than 20 tennis courts and around 8 pickleball courts My only issue is: I knew the hotel would be expensive and that is fine because it was an amazing place but they should not charge you a ton for simple things like coffee, tea or a newspaper. I think such basic items that are just handed to you should be reasonably priced. Overall a great vacation

  • Avatar KD

    This was my first tennis vacation and I enjoyed every minute. I can provide an opinion about my experience but can’t compare to another program. A strength was plenty of opportunities to play either pickleball or tennis from clinics and court time. Also, felt cost was very reasonable. One opportunity for strengthening clinics would be when having enough players for two courts divide players up based on skill level. This would allow stronger players to be challenged and players with less skill more successful.

  • Avatar BP

    The Kiawah resort is awesome! The tennis courts and tennis instruction is outstanding!

  • Avatar DP

    Exceptional tennis experience. The facility offers both clay and hardcourt, mostly clay. The coaching staff, across the board, was first rate. I could feel my game improving with every drill. The coaching staff used unique techniques which have improved my game permanently. They were positive and encouraging to players, of all level AND we had the privilege of being coached by Roy Barth himself! We had such a great experience, I’m hoping to bring my team down for a Team Tennis Package. I can’t say enough good things about my experience at Roy Barth Tennis Center.

  • Avatar MS

    Roy Barth Tennis Academy at Kiawah Island, SC is truly an outstanding and top notch experience. They have all levels of clinics with instructors that provide the best programming to help improve your game. You will leave here going home with improvements in strengthening your game and gaining individual development. The pros provide an abundance of drills, skill set, hands on demos and are fundamental with teaching proper techniques. The pro shop is well stocked with anything you need from tennis equipment, tennis apparrel and accessories. The setting is absolutely beautiful and the academy is so conventiently located and accessible via a nice walk or bike ride from the hotel, villas, homes and of course the beach. The academy offers a wide array of tennis clinics for all levels, private lessons, round robin play, ball machine time, junior play and family play. Kiawah Island is a destination that once you experience you will always want to return. Kiawah is the South Carolina tennis resort that outshines all the rest and will keep you coming back for more. Most of all, it has such a warm, hospitable family feel that makes you feel so welcomed and at home.

  • Avatar LC

    Our third year in a row visiting kiawah with the family! And already booked for 2024! Tennis was a family favorite with my kids at tennis camp and the adults doing tennis clinic and pickle ball. I loved all the stroke clinics. In one week I really improved both my forehand and Backhand. The pros were wonderful and always a bonus having Roy Barth on the court doing personal tips. Altogether a great family experience and I came away with improvements in my tennis game!

  • Avatar ZA

    Our 12th visit to Kiawah. Outstanding as usual. Great tennis instruction with best pro ever David Boyd. Great courts. Beach and dining wonderful as usual. See you next summer!

  • Avatar CS

    The Roy Barth Tennis Center at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is EXCEPTIONAL!!! We had the pleasure of meeting Roy Barth, the Emeritus Tennis Director, as he is usually on the courts during the daily clinics and drill sessions offering additional valuable tennis tips and techniques that when implemented will raise the level of any tennis player. The clinics were small which provided an intimate atmosphere with excellent personal instruction. The instruction by David Boyd, the Head Tennis Pro was SUPERB. His attention to detail and desire to raise the playing level of every tennis participant is extraordinary. We took several stroke clinics and drill sessions most every day during our two week stay. Roy, and the Pros who taught our clinics, David, Langdon, and Mike, have developed a very friendly and enjoyable tennis atmosphere. The quality of tennis instruction is unparalleled. Not only was Roy extremely encouraging and focused on each player, but he’s also written a fascinating book, Point of Impact, about his amazing pro tennis career, which includes his valuable tennis tips, and how he applied them to not only his tennis career, but also to his life experiences. He included many valuable life lessons that would benefit every reader. The tennis center facilities are absolutely beautiful, very well maintained, and user friendly. We felt like we were warmly welcomed into the Kiawah/Barth tennis family. Playing on the Har-Tru courts was delightful, and even when it was drizzling, David was able to move us to another court that was not affected by the light rain so we could complete our clinic. The Pro shop had high quality merchandise and a wonderful selection. We also learned to play Pickleball from Alex who was very encouraging and enthusiastic about this very popular sport. We participated in a 2-hour Open Play session which had a round robin type play with rotating partners, opponents, music, and a very FUN atmosphere! It was the perfect introduction to Pickleball for our family! We have been visiting Kiawah for 20+ years, and it is the most FANTASTIC beach resort destination. We bike nearly every day, often 10 miles to Ocean Course and back on the amazing bike trails that cover the whole island. The restaurants provide delicious fine dining, and we’ve never been disappointed. And, the golf course experience is also spectacular – the Ocean Course is phenomenal. Kiawah is a FIVE STAR Resort and our FAVORITE beach destination. We look forward to our visits year after year!! C.S. May 2023

  • Avatar GM

    We have been vacationing on Kiawah island for over 35 years. Our family has enjoyed the ten is programs and more recently the pickleball program. I take a men’s group to Kiawah for a tennis weekend every other year and have had great instruction from David Boyd and Jonathan Barth. What we have found about the instruction on Kiawah is the consistency of their pros and their approach to teaching, I recently the island and was excited to see the construction of the six new dedicated pickleball courts with lighting, We are looking forward to returning for the tennis and pickleball events in the future,.

  • Avatar LD

    Exceptional tennis pros and staff are knowledgeable and welcoming. Helpful in filtering player into proper clinics and social play for skill level. Junior program is particularly impressive

  • Avatar KW

    Beautiful resort. The bus service very convient The tennis instruction and opportunity to play. Super The pickle courts good Pro shop merchandise wide selection Probably the best is the staff throughout the whole resort. Everyone happy and so very helpful. One individual who was so helpful was luke williams at the tennis area. It’s wonderful to see people who work very hard and enjoy doing it

  • Avatar KL

    Kiawah is an absolute unique and beautiful destination. The beach, wildlife, bike trails, marshes, golf courses and amenities are all stunning. The atmosphere is relaxed and gorgeous. The tennis complex is nestled on the island in an unpretentious way, and it is has a welcoming vibe. The facilities are top notch. Luke, the manager, is smart and gracious and always looking to enhance the offerings in both tennis and pickleball.

  • Avatar JW

    The tennis at the Roy Barth Tennis Center is amazing. We enjoy going there every year to play on the beautiful courts and to improve our skills in the clinics. The Resort is great for families with many activities for kids throughout the day.. The beach is beautiful and never too crowded. Many activities to make you want to go back every year.

  • Avatar CM

    I’ve been going to Kiawah for 30 years. The Tennis instructions are the most personalized and insightful I’ve ever experienced- not the ordinarily tips that most tennis pros tell everyone.

  • Avatar JB

    I have been vacationing on Kiawah Island for 26 years, and playing tennis avidly for more than 50. While I have visited many other tennis resorts in the U.S., Kiawah Island Tennis is the pinnacle in terms of amenities, quality, and overall experience. And, against all odds, Kiawah’s tennis program somehow manages to continue evolving and improving! 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, and immediately adjacent to the Tennis Club Villas, many of which are available for short-term rental. About 4 years ago, Kiawah 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-plus-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. Early on, Kiawah Tennis’s founder, Roy Barth (Jonathan’s father, and a legend himself) identified the five or six characteristics shared by every excellent tennis player, regardless of his or her individual playing style. Roy then 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, longtime pros Langdon Brockington and 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 Langdon, for 17, says volumes about the level of dedication and commitment each Kiawah Island tennis professional brings onto the court for every lesson. The program Roy Barth created 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. So, whether you are one of the many families who have been frequenting Kiawah’s tennis program, year after year, or part of a new family beginning its own Kiawah tennis tradition, I am certain you will find the Kiawah experience surpasses all others!

  • Avatar IW

    Kiawah Island is my favorite destination for tennis. David Boyd is my favorite tennis instructor in the world. The setting, atmosphere, food and lodging are unsurpassed. I would visit Kiawah more often if I could, but my wife wants to remain in Florida since we built a home there.

  • Avatar CK

    Amazing experience, especially at the Tennis Center. My kids and I had a blast learning from the the tennis instructors. Highly recommend!!

  • Avatar GC

    Our family has experienced the Kiawah Island Resort for more than 20 years dating back to the 1990’s. In particular, the Tennis facility at East Beach is the best in the country. David Boyd, head professional, is the best tennis instructor I have ever had, and I have been playing tennis for over 50 years. His staff is also very well trained and are skillful instructors in the private lesson or group clinic setting. We try to go back as often as we can. The tennis experience is the main reason we return.

  • Avatar DN

    The Roy Barth Tennis Center at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is simply unsurpassed due to its idyllic setting, friendly staff and amazing instruction. The property and courts are always well maintained and quickly back in playing condition following inclement weather thus allowing for minimal cancellations of play. The staff is always friendly and works hard to get to know everyone on a personal level which helps in tailoring the perfect tennis experience for each individual. Each pro is an outstanding instructor who exemplifies patience, knowledge and professionalism. Over the years, the three veteran pros , Jonathan, David and Langdon have become more than just instructors, they have become good friends. I have been attending the Barth Tennis Center for nearly thirty years, and I hope that I can make it for another thirty!!

  • Avatar JG

    LOVED KIAWAH! The resort had EVERYTHING I enjoy: Fabulous tennis Fun pickleball Beautiful beaches Delicious dining Gorgeous walking paths Close to Charlestown A “10” Will be returning soon for sure.

  • Avatar HG

    The best tennis center ever! The entire resort was perfect! Beautiful environment for an avid tennis player. Truly enjoyed the instruction, clinics, and drill sessions. Met many wonderful players and enjoyed many matches. Look forward to my next visit to Kiawah in October.

  • Avatar KZ

    This resort has everything you can imagine. Tennis, Swim, pickle ball, walking and biking paths, golf and the BEACH.. Food is top drawer. Staff gives a five star experience to guests. Half hour to downtown Charleston.

  • Avatar JV

    The Roy Barth tennis center at Kiawah was very impressive, probably the best I’ve ever seen at a hotel. Very fun for me and my family.

  • Avatar PV

    Absolutely beautiful island experience! The tennis and pickle ball courts were a hub of activity. Cycling around the island is the best way to experience its beauty.

  • Avatar RD

    The tennis pros are excellent. We enjoy lessons, drills and clinics from head pro David Boyd. Jonathan Barth and Langdon Brockinton are great instructors. We even got a special visit from Roy Barth with unique tips and advice. We love the new state of the art courts and lights.

  • Avatar SL

    Kiawah is beautiful, relaxing but with lots of options. The best vacation destination I’ve ever been too.

  • Avatar CF

    Kiawah Island is my favorite place to visit. We visited Kiawah for the first time in 2004 because it was ranked the best tennis resort in the country, and we fell in love instantly! The first few years, we did the daily clinics and drills organized by the resort, which are great for players of all levels. Roy Barth joined us on the courts almost daily. Over time, we transitioned to doing private lessons with David Boyd who quickly became invested in not only our tennis game, but also in our family. I have also done the women’s tennis weekends since 2019. We have always had a good time meeting new people and we have seen tangible improvements in our play. We have returned to Kiawah just about every year (many times twice in a year). The tennis staff is exceptional. The facilities are beautiful. And the resort is the right mix of natural beauty and luxury. I highly recommend Kiawah.

  • Avatar PK

    Believe it or not, there were no “weaknesses! It is a great place, with great staff, and the people you meet on site are fantastic! The whole resort is a “step” above other competitors any where else in America! Whether or not you participate a lot or a little in all the activities present at this resort, you always be satisfied! Great location! Great People!

  • Avatar AW

    Our family had a great experience visiting Kiawah Island! The offerings are phenomenal and plenty of activities for the family from tennis, golf, pickle ball, pools, beach and kayaking yo name a few. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great trip and tennis experience.

  • Avatar DW

    Two features make Kiawah Island stand out relative to all the others. First, the pros are all exceptional, and you get consistent advice from all of them. (I’ve never experienced Pro#1 saying “do X,” and Pro#2 saying “don’t do X.” I had lessons from David Boyd (head pro), Barry, Langdon, and Trevor, and found that each was superb. Second, the pros never seem to give up on the idea that I can be a better player. They’re willing to start from where I am, but always have something to suggest that is actionable even for an amateur whose enthusiasm exceeds his talent. 🙂 I cannot say enough for the tennis program at Kiawah; it is what keeps us coming back every year.

  • Avatar RR

    Great facility with well-maintained courts. Very experienced and friendly pros.

  • Avatar JB

    Barth Tennis is one of the best in the world. Outstanding pros with high level instruction for players of all levels. I okayed four years of college tennis and the pro circuit for 6 months and my game has improved at the Barth Center.

  • Avatar TC

    The most wonderful experience and incredibly relaxing.

  • Avatar AH

    My entire family had the absolute best vacation at Kiawah last Fall!! We took part in many tennis activities, where the instructors were superb and so engaging and fun for all our young children. They still talk about it all the time. The facilities were second-to-none, and all the other resort amenities were fantastic. We can’t wait to go back, and would rank our vacation up there with our most amazing family vacations of all time. Thank you to the entire Kiawah Island Golf Resort staff for the time of our lives!

  • Avatar RM

    A fabulous resort experience that we keep returning to. The professional tennis staff could not have been better for all levels of player, the accommodations at various locations we have stayed have been excellent, clean and comfortable. The dining options, particularly at The Sanctuary are fabulous. Several large family gatherings have taken place at various locations on the island and the staff, service and food are always terrific. We are always sad to leave and look forward to our next visit.

  • Avatar KD

    My husband and I just got home from a week at the Kiawah Island Resort where I got the chance to play tennis at the Roy Barth Tennis Center. I did all 3 clinics in the morning for the time I was there (possible due to the lovely spring weather; summer heat and humidity might have made that a challenge!). The clinics and the instruction were absolutely top notch! Roy Barth, David Boyd, Barry, Mike, Zach and the rest of the team are fantastic instructors who work together well. Tennis is a tough sport to teach in a group in the resort setting due to varied player ability, but this team of professionals handled it beautifully. I have been playing tennis since I was 6 years old, and I still learned things from these pros I have never heard before. I look forward to returning to Kiawah soon to learn more and have more fun with these wonderful people! Playing on the SC clay courts was a blast for me as well, coming from the West Coast.

  • Avatar AC

    Best place ever for both vacation and tennis! We had a family wedding here and the day started with a tennis clinic which involved drills, followed by friendly competition. The staff had high energy and improved my tennis game! There’s great options for children, beginners or even advance players. Jonathan and Roy Barth are the best!

  • Avatar KR

    We absolutely love Kiawah Island Resort! We vacation there a few times a year in the spring, summer and fall. We most recently were there this spring. The tennis courts are beautiful. Great pros! Our entire family plays tennis at all levels so we utilize the academy, private lessons and clinics. We also love the condos on the beach that we stay in. Love the dining options and the pools. We ride bikes, kayaks, and enjoy the beach. We love it there!

  • Avatar SZ

    A great resort with all the extras. It gives 5 star service to all the guests. The tennis was exceptional. The courts were great and the instruction was excellent. Plan to go back every year with family.

  • Avatar JM

    Kiawah is the best resort when it comes to tennis, pickleball, the beach, accommodations, and food, just to name a few. Roy Barth and Jonathan Barth are exceptional tennis instructors and run an excellent tennis experience on Kiawah. From great clinics, personal instruction, and lively personalities, it is a great time. I got married on Kiawah this year and I had about 40 friends and family come out for a morning on the tennis courts, led by Jonathan. It was a highlight the day before the wedding – everyone had a blast!

  • Avatar DP

    We have made several trips to Kiawah Island to participate in their excellent tennis facilities. The open atmosphere of the tennis courts and whole island atmosphere is outstanding and very relaxing. Also take advantage of the superior golf options and play the Planation Course several times each year. The tennis staff and pros are friendly and very well qualified and often take the time to hit with me as well. The retired Head Pro – Roy Barth is still visible and willing to assist with visitors and it great to hear his stories and knowledge of the game. His son Jonathan has done an excellent job as the new Head of Tennis and has built the visibility of the facility substantially. Overall, a great experience every time we visit.

  • Avatar CW

    Outstanding tennis program. I participated in a private lesson with Langdon which was exceptional in learning and practicing proper technique. Lots of opportunities for clinics and pro shop is able to accommodate match play as requested. Renowned tennis pro Roy Barth is on site providing exceptional tennis tips during daily clinics which definitely enhances the overall tennis experience. The Sanctuary Spa is very relaxing and is definitely a 5 star experience.

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    My true HAPPY Place!!!!

  • Avatar TW

    Kiawah is a special one of a kind resorts, with the resort delivering 5 star services and amenities. The team at Roy Barth tennis center are exceptional in providing an unparalleled tennis experience. While Jonathan Barth is the very capable Director, it is not unusual to see the legendary founding director,Roy Barth participating in tennis activities on court. In addition the resort provides exceptional lodging, golf, food, children’s programs, bikes and outdoor programs designed to keep you fully engaged in this beautiful island.

  • Avatar MK

    Great Facilities, Great Staff and just a great place to play tennis. Kiawah never disappoints and I always look forward to returning!

  • Avatar MC

    Perfect family vacation destination from tennis to beach to golf to dining to amazing staff.

  • Avatar JS

    The best tennis resort experience we have ever had! The clinics were very good and we will definitely go back.

  • Avatar LG

    Long time tennis friend treated me to three days at Kiawah 3/8-10/2023. Ironically my wife and I were fortunate enough to spend 5 days at Palmetto Dunes in Hilton Head the previous week. Unlike Palmetto Dunes I did not take any lessons or clinics at Kiawah. We did however have the pleasure of watching eight to ten children (roughly ages 11 – 16) who are in the tennis academy living on the grounds. The level of instruction is excellent based on the sensational skill level some were exhibiting. We also watched pro Barry Quinn working with a group of ladies who are on a USTA team. The ladies thoroughly enjoyed the live action play drills that Barry put them through as he blended humor with excellent instruction. Unlike Palmetto Dunes, where our accommodations entitled us to two hours of court time PER DAY, we were charged $81.00 (EIGHTY ONE DOLLARS) for 90 minutes of court time.! We were the only non academy users of the tennis courts. I believe the pro shop at Palmetto Dunes was superior to Kiawah in terms of clothing/equipment selection and the employees at Palmetto Dunes were a lot more personable.

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    Roy Barth was fantastic on the court with us. Great to meet him and listen to his career and incites. Very impressive to have Roy on the court.d The other pros were excellent. Would go back asap.

  • Avatar TW

    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.

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    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!

  • Avatar KZ

    Had a dream vacation and am going back this summer!!!!!!

  • Avatar EL

    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!

  • Avatar GC

    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!

  • Avatar MK

    An amazing resort both in setting and staff. We’ve been coming to Kiawah for years and every time we return we feel so lucky to have found this location. Jonathan leads some great Junior programs as well as adult instruction. One of our favorite places to be!

  • Avatar KK

    The Roy Barth tennis center is top notch and Roy is there to offer tips and instruction. Jonathan Barth runs a high energy program with great pros and lots of fun along the way. Learned so much and enjoyed every day on the court. Kiawah Island Resort offers beautiful golf courses and a world class beach as well as first class restaurants and shopping that can’t be beat. Looking forward to our next trip this Fall!

  • Avatar CZ

    Kiawah never disappoints. It is a wonderful getaway resort for families, couples, and tennis teams. I have been there for all three. Top notch accommodations, food, service, and variety of amenities. I especially love the Roy Barth Tennis Center: beautiful courts, talented pros, and a well-run pro shop.

  • Avatar JS

    We love Kiawah and have especially enjoyed the tennis instruction and atmosphere at the tennis center. Can’t wait to go back!

  • Avatar LK

    Kiawah has an amazing tennis program led by outstanding pros. The facilities are impeccable and the experience is truly phenomenal. I have been to many resorts for tennis and golf and Kiawah outranks them all. Fabulous for families as well as couples and single travelers. I recommend if you are a tennis player or golfer to visit Kiawah at your earliest opportunity!

  • Avatar MC

    Tennis facility and instruction are top notch!

  • Avatar JC

    Very friendly and accommodating staff who bend over backwards to help organise times to suit you, fun pros who excell is giving you what you want whether it be a fun large family group lesson with games to 1:1 serious coaching. The weather is great any time of the year, the Island is very beautiful with a scenic natural coastline and is great for golf, cycling, walking, shopping and eating. David Boyd is amazing as a coach and super organised!

  • Avatar FB

    I was a relative beginner in tennis just a few years ago, but have been coming to the Roy Barth Tennis Center for the last 5 years. The pros, including Roy Barth himself, are very engaged in the lessons, they offer the same tips, and my game has improved a lot. I recommend this tennis resort highly!

  • Avatar JB

    Love the Roy Barth Tennis Center. Have been going there since I can remember with my family to play tennis, get private lessons, participate in clinics, and buy some gear from their pro shop. The instructors are phenomenal and have really helped improve my game. 11/10 would recommend.

  • Avatar MB

    Tennis facility and pros are superb. Really help me with my game.

  • Avatar DH

    The Roy Barth Tennis Facility on Kiawah Island is exceptionally beautiful, now more so than ever with the new courts all at the East Beach facility. The pros are great at helping to enhance your game and are very personable and have become great friends over the years. I’ve worked extensively with David Boyd who always makes it fun for adults and watching him with the children is a great experience. Langdon Brockinton, Jonathon Barth and Santiago Falla are also terrific in a private lessons and team/group clinics. Great technicians and teachers – never trying to change your game but helpful in making those tweaks that make a big difference!

  • Avatar JM

    The island itself is amazing. Beach, golf, food, and of course the high quality tennis makes it an overall phenomenal experience. Nothing better than competition tennis in the morning and a relaxing day at the beach the rest of the day. Head pro David Boyd is awesome with kids (my daughter was 4 when she first took a clinic with him) and she still loves playing with him (she is 15!). We especially love staying in the villas with our family which is walking distance to the tennis courts. The Monday night pro doubles exhibition is always fun with cool raffle prizes.

  • Avatar DP

    Kiawah is our happy place. Spectacular beach, beautiful setting throughout with a relaxed feel. Many dining options. We continue to go back, though, because of the phenomenal tennis program. Great courts and fantastic instruction. David Boyd, in particular, is incredibly skilled in isolating the few, important things to focus on to improve your game.

  • Avatar BP

    I’ve loved going to Kiawah for the past 5 or so years. As a competitive tennis player, I have my fill of tennis training at the Roy Barth Tennis Academy in addition to taking private lessons with David Boyd. The instruction and competition are excellent ranging from technical tips to match strategy. Additionally, having pros like Santiago and Ryan duke it out on Monday’s during pro exhibition is a blast. The amenities are also amazing including, but not limited to, a stellar beach and great swimming pools. The food is also great. I would personally recommend checking out La Tella, the local brick oven pizzeria. I love everything about Kiawah, and in particular its tennis program, so I would definitely recommend visiting.

  • Avatar EZ

    David Boyd is an incredibly skilled tennis pro. He gave both adults in our family and our teenagers amazing instruction and feedback to improve their game. Fun to participate as well. We return year after year as this is our family’s favorite vacation spot and absolutely love the tennis component. Fabulous tennis resort!!

  • Avatar PK

    Excellent facilities. Excellent staff. Pros are experienced and have been there a long time. Roy Barth is still around and spends time at the clinics giving pointers. The clinics are instructional and helpful. Consistent teaching approach is shared by all of the pros. One of the best tennis experiences; I have been at Saddlebrook, Vandermeer, Sugarbush, Stowe and IMG.

  • Avatar BP

    Jonathan Barth and his staff are the best!!! They have great clinics and even better insights and tips. And you can’t beat the setting – beach, biking, golf, walking trails. And tennis!

  • Avatar JS

    Kiawah Island Tennis Resort is unbelievable. From the breathtaking views of the ocean to the friendly staff members and top notch facilities, there really isn’t anything like it. If you are looking for a great vacation or tennis getaway weekend, Kiawah is the place to go.

  • Avatar KP

    This resort was absolutely incredible! From the breathtaking views to the incredible staff, I definitely recommend this to any vacationeer or tennis enthusiast!

  • Avatar JA

    This is an amazing place to go! The beach is not crowded at all and the water is really nice. It’s about a two minute walk to the beach and it’s the best ever.

  • Avatar CS

    Best resort I’ve ever been to!! Amazing facilities and the faculty is always so kind and welcoming.

  • Avatar JD

    I just got home from another great tennis trip! Thank you Santiago and Jonathan. I will be back!

  • Avatar JH

    Kiawah is great! We have really enjoyed our time on Kiawah playing tennis. We were able to take advantage of great instruction from a couple of pros. The junior program was good and they worked the kids hard. We are excited about the full time academy starting now. I can’t wait to get back to Kiawah this August! The additional 10 clay courts really has made the facility fantastic!

  • Avatar CG

    We have been sending our kids to the Roy Barth Tennis camps in Kiawah for the last 8 years. The staff is amazing and always remember seeing our kids year to year. The instructors are teaching pros! This is so important nowadays, as most places simple feed balls to the kids without instructions. Our kids thoroughly enjoy their time at the Roy Barth Tennis Center.

  • Avatar KW

    It really doesn’t get any better than Kiawah Island Golf Resort. I have played tennis in dozens of states and at tons of tennis centers, and Kiawah Island is hands down the BEST place I’ve ever been!! The tennis coaches are exceptional and I know that I’m getting better every day when I’m training with them. The courts are always in superb condition and in under less than a minute walk, you can find yourself at The Sanctuary Resort, one of the most beautiful places to stay!!

  • Avatar EG

    The facilities at Kiawah Island are really superb Tennis -Amazing tennis clinics and drills all year -Taught by personable talented and consistent staff with consistant teaching formats. -Amazing knowlwdge brought to the clinics by Roy Barth, his wisdom of the game is like no other coach has taught me in all my years of playing. -The laid back friendliness of this resort is great for all ages and all levels of play -The kids clinics are kept fun and engageing as well as the adult

  • Avatar PV

    Kiawah resort is an exceptionally beautiful resort. Went there for a wedding and discovered this gem on the coast. It is so family friendly with so man fun options for kids and adults! The tennis center is amazing, and the professionals there are so nice and helpful. We loved our stay and will definitely be back!!!!

  • Avatar BB

    Great hotel accommodation. New clay courts. Nice staff and helpful. Jonathan Barth is a great instructor.

  • Avatar TC

    The Roy Barth tennis center is a top tennis complex. Beautiful facility and great instruction. The pros are great instructors and a lot of fun.

  • Avatar LK

    The Roy Barth Tennis Center on Kiawah Island, SC is an outstanding facility. It has 19 clay courts and 3 hard courts surrounded by beautiful scenery. The grounds are in pristine condition. Head pro, Jonathan Barth, is an excellent instructor as well as an innovative program developer. The atmosphere is always warm and encouraging. I would highly recommend this destination for your next tennis vacation.

  • Avatar MC

    Kiawah is an amazing resort with top notch tennis, golf, dining and accommodations.

  • Avatar RL

    This is the perfect location for family tennis. The Tennis pros caters to all tennis abilities. The staff and pros treat you like family. They were excellent with young kids learning the game for the first time, with adults picking up the game again and the serious players in our group. The resort offers hotel and condo rentals. We did not take advantage of the spa, gym or hotel services but instead rented a condo. There is so much to do outside of the tennis courts. Families will fall in love with beach, the bike trails, the camps and the activities run by the island. The Tennis center runs activities for all levels of tennis player. They help you find players to set up a game. The courts are in great condition. Only weakness is that there are no indoor courts; however, there are very few bad weather days. Kiawah is close to Charleston which offers culture, history and great food. The food at Kiawah is good but Charleston’s food is exceptional. We will be returning to Kiawah for decades to come.

  • Avatar ED

    Kiawah Island is a place like none other. The tennis staff does a great job with their programs and match making. You have 3 levels of programs (beginner, intermediate and advance) for adults and children. On the adult side,you can choose instructional stroke of the day clinics,drill sessions or tournament tough (advance players) and for the children you can choose between mini camp, tournament tough and now a full time academy! They also have a Monday night exhibition with great prizes and open to all players. I was able to play with different guests staying on the island, and also had a great time with Santiago (one of the pros ) my family and I cannot wait to come back!

  • Avatar BB

    The Entire Kiawh experience cannot be matched elsewhere! Exceptional Tennis Staff, especially the Barth family on site. Roy Barth, ( recently retired ) has Passed the club into the mirror like, talented hands of son, Jonathan Barth. We look fwd to any time we can visit, every season seems perfect!

  • Avatar CY

    The resort is world class the facilities are really top notch. My family was with me and we had a fantastic time. I took lessons from a pro named Santiago. He was very patient and seemed to really care about the lessons. The staff also helped setup a match with another guest. The staff were very accommodating and made my time on the court very enjoyable.

  • Avatar HP

    In my many years of playing tennis, David Boyd is one of the best pros I have worked with. My game has improved immensely under his instruction and his lessons are always really fun!

  • Avatar KT

    Overall, my personal experience with the Kiawah Island Golf Resort tennis facility has been outstanding. David Boyd, the Head Tennis Professional at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, has been giving us private lessons every summer for numerous years and they have been exceptional.

  • Avatar KT

    We love Kiawah Island and especially the folks at the Roy Barth Tennis Center. My children and I take numerous lessons a week during the summer months from head tennis pro David Boyd. David is the best! David is great working with all levels of tennis and my college kids do not hesitate to request mom to book lessons with David when their friends come to Kiawah to visit. I have brought several of my tennis teams from Houston over the years to Kiawah and they greatly enjoyed the clinics with David, Jonathan Barth, Langdon and Brandon. The new court facilities are amazing and Im sure they will be put to great use this summer. I would highly recommend a tennis vacation to Kiawah Island.

  • Avatar DD

    I take lessons in many places and hands down the instruction at Kiawah results in more points and matches relative to peers. Even more importantly the pros remind us how to have fun (lest we forget!) and keep our bodies healthy (loose grip prevents tennis elbow and results in more power too). David Boyd is my favorite however I have yet to meet a pro at Kiawah who was anything less than outstanding.

  • Avatar ET