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About Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island is a ten mile island located just 21 miles from historic Charleston, SC. At Kiawah Island Golf Resort you'll find five championship golf courses, including The Ocean Course host of the 2012 PGA Championship, two award-winning tennis complexes, a dozen dining options spread throughout the island, miles of paved nature trails plus recreational activities for everyone in your family.

Choose from the widest selection of villa and home rentals, plus Exclusive Guest Benefits including access to our multi-million dollar pool complexes.

Our Event Calendar provides a list of activities and events that are available any day during your stay.

Visit our Dining Page for dining options and to schedule available dinner reservations online.

Airport Information

  • Distances from Area Airports (Airport Codes)Distance
  • Charleston, SC (CHS-Charleston International)33 Miles
  • Johns Island, SC (JZI-Charleston Executive)15 Miles
  • Hilton Head Island, SC (HHH-Hilton Head Island)110 Miles
  • Savannah, GA (SAV-Savannah International)115 Miles
  • Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR-Myrtle Beach International)118 Miles
  • Columbia, SC (CAE-Columbia Metropolitan)132 Miles
  • Florence, SC (FLO-Florence Regional)159 Miles
  • Charlotte, NC (CLT-Charlotte Douglas International)230 Miles
  • Greenville, SC (GSP-Greenville Spartanburg)235 Miles

Getting to Kiawah from Charleston International Airport

  • Start driving West on International Boulevard toward Air Cargo Lane
  • Merge onto I-526 W towards Savannah
  • Turn right onto Savannah Hwy/US-17S
  • Turn left onto Main Road - towards Kiawah and Seabrook Islands
  • Main Road becomes Bohicket Road
  • Bohicket Road becomes Betsy Kerrison Parkway
  • Enter next roundabout and take the 3rd exit onto Kiawah Island Parkway

Off-Island Transportation

We are pleased to offer Off-Island transportation assistance for guests. For the Villa's and Private Home Concierge please call (843) 768-2790. For the Sanctuary Concierge please call (843) 768-6251. For all group transportation, please contact Todd Began, our Group Transportation Specialist at (843) 768-6039.

Welcome To The Barth Tennis Academy

World Class Training May 25 - September 4, 2015


#1 Best Tennis Staff

#1 Best Overall Children's Programs

#2 Best Tennis Instruction & Programming

Come train at the world-class facility of The Roy Barth Tennis Center at Kiawah Island Golf Resort with world-class coaches. Under the guidance of former top 40 in world-ranked player, and Kiawah Island Director of Tennis Roy Barth, you will have the opportunity to reach your potential while working with highly skilled coaches. You will receive individual attention at The Barth Tennis Academy (BTA) which will help you maximize your playing potential. It will also give you the best opportunity to succeed at the National, Sectional and State Level tournaments as well as prepare you for college tennis.

As a student of BTA, you and your family will receive a 15% Discount on your accommodations when you reserve one of our Villas or a Home on our rental program. Mention Barth Tennis Academy when you are working with one of our reservation agents.


Your Summer Training Begins Here

The Barth Tennis Academy is offered each week of the summer from May 25 through September 4, 2015.

A combination of play-action drills, technical evaluation, conditioning, and match play will be the focus of the week. A summary evaluation of participant's strengths and weaknesses along with specifics on how to improve going forward will be done at the end of the week.

For more information or to sign your child up for this academy, please contact Jonathan Barth at (843) 768-2706 or by email:


Come Build Your Tennis Foundation With Us

Meander your way through the pine trees and down a winding path, leading you to courts bordered by oleander, palmettos, pampas grass and flowers—and then get ready for one of the best tennis experiences of your life.

The Barth Tennis Academy's participants and their family will receive a 15% Discount* on their Villa or Home rental accommodations during their stay, while renting through the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Just call 1-800-654-2924 and ask for Villa Reservations and mention that you are with the Barth Tennis Academy Program.

*The same discount will apply if stay is less than a week.Taxes and Resort Fee will apply.

Tennis Academy Training Schedule MAY 25 through September 4

Your training begins on Monday of each week and continues through Friday. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday training times will be in the morning from 8:00am - 11:00am and in the afternoon from 2:00pm - 4:00pm.


On Tuesday and Thursday times in the morning will be from 9:00am - 12:00pm and in the afternoon 3:00pm - 5:00pm. Times may change slightly.

Schedule on a typical day:

  • Three Hour Morning Session

—On court conditioning drills
—Live ball hitting
—Technical analysis

  • Two Hour Afternoon Session

—Supervised Singles and Doubles Play
—How to adjust strategy during match play



Prices listed are based upon availability.
Weekly Sessions: $800
Daily (3 Day Sessions): $500

Contact Us

For more information or to sign your child up for this academy, please contact Jonathan Barth at (843) 768-2706 or by email:

Our Facilities

Kiawah features two complete tennis complexes. The Roy Barth Tennis Center is within easy walking distance of The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, our luxury oceanfront hotel and spa, and the East Beach Conference Center. West Beach Tennis-Pool Center is adjacent to the Straw Market shops. Both clubs offer fully stocked pro shops, racquet stringing and rentals, and matchmaking services.

The Roy Barth Tennis Center is located in East Beach Village and is a short walk from The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. It features nine Har-Tru clay courts (one lighted), three hard courts (one lighted), and a zoned practice court with ball machine and an automated retrieval system.

The West Beach Tennis Club is conveniently located in West Beach Village near the Straw Market shops and the family pool. It features 10 Har-Tru clay courts and two lighted hard courts.


The coaches at Kiawah strike the perfect balance between fun and hard work, instilling in the kids a desire to be the best they can be. Their dedication and expertise have helped my daughter improve her tennis game to new levels. The high number of available off-court outdoor activities helped her improve her fitness level with no gym required, and the natural scenery keeps daily training fresh and inspiring. Lisa D., Georgia



Barth Tennis Academy

Meet The Coaches

Roy Barth

Roy Barth

Director of Tennis

Roy Barth has been the Director of Tennis at Kiawah Island Golf Resort since he came off the ATP tour in May, 1976. Growing up in San Diego he won numerous national junior titles under the coaching of Wimbledon Champions' Les Stoefen and Maureen Connelly (Little Mo). He was a two-time All-American at UCLA during which he reached the semi and finals of the NCAA doubles championship and the team was ranked two in the nation for three years. Roy was also ranked in the United States as high as eighth in men's singles and two in men's doubles. While on the international pro tour he was ranked in the top fifty in the world which he competed in all the Grand Slams.

His best results were reaching the round of sixteen in the US Open and the finals of the United States Men's Hard Court Championship. Roy's extensive coaching background includes being the assistant Varsity Men's Coach at UCLA, the Coach of the US Wightman Cup team which included Chris Evert, and the coach of the Boy's 18 Southern Intersectional team that won the national championship. He has a wealth of tennis knowledge to pass on to the academy participants. It includes technique analysis, preparation for competition, shot selection under pressure, mental toughness, and how to maximize your strengths.

Johnathan Barth

Jonathan Barth

Head Tennis Professional West Beach Tennis Club

Jonathan is from Charleston, South Carolina. He was a top ranked junior player in South Carolina and played college tennis at the College of Charleston. Jonathan and his wife, Meredith have won two USTA National Husband/Wife Indoor titles in 2005 and 2006 during which they were ranked #1 and #2 nationally. Jonathan and his father, Roy were ranked #5 in the United States in the Father/Son division in 2002 and reached the semis of the USTA National Father/Son Clay Court Championships in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2006. Jonathan is a member of the Wilson Advisory Staff and the K-Swiss Advisory Staff and is a certified teaching professional by the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR). Jonathan has been with the Kiawah Island Golf Resort since 1993.


Brandon Blankenbaker

Teaching Professional

Brandon is from Casey, Illinois where he was a top junior performer playing #1 doubles and singles for his high school team, and received High School All-American Honors in 1998. Brandon played collegiate tennis at Eastern Illinois University for four years where he received All-Conference honors both his junior and senior year at #1 doubles and #2 singles. He has been nationally ranked as high as six with his father Bill Blankenbaker in Father/Son National Tournaments. He played #1 doubles on the USTA Men's 5.5 National Championship Team in 2007. In 2012, Brandon won the USTA Men's 30 Doubles Grass Court National Tennis Championship. Brandon has been working Kiawah Island Golf Resort since 2006 and is a certified PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) Professional.

Langdon Brockinton

Langdon Brockinton

Teaching Professional

Langdon is from Charleston, S.C., where he became one of the top juniors in Charleston and South Carolina. He was ranked as high as 5th in the Boy's 18's singles and No. 1 in the 21 and under singles in South Carolina. He won the City of Charleston Men's Singles Open title twice and competed in his collegiate career at Furman University where he played #3 singles and #2 doubles. Furman won the Southern Conference team title twice during Langdon's collegiate career. He was a three-time all-Southern Conference player at Furman. Also, Langdon teamed with Roy Barth to win the 50's doubles title at the 2009 Southern Senior Closed Clay Court Championship. Langdon has been a teaching pro at Kiawah for seven years.

george handy

George Handy

Teaching Professional

George is from Aiken, SC. He was ranked in the top ten among South Carolina Junior players from 2008-2011 and in top 60 in the South. George was named to the All-State and Region high school teams while playing for Aiken Prep. He competed at Wofford College in 2011 and Coker College in 2012. This is George's third year teaching at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.