Kiawah Island Tennis: All You Need to Know

tennisAn exciting round of play at the best tennis resort in the world may be a worthy addition to your bucket list! Make this dream a reality during your next visit to Kiawah Island, SC. Ranked No. 1 in the World by, the Kiawah Island Resort offers an array of tennis programs for every age and skill level. From private lessons to professional exhibitions, Kiawah Island tennis has something for everyone.

Are you ready for the best tennis experience of your life? Plan your stay with Pam Harrington Exclusives and find out what makes Kiawah Island tennis so unique.

Enjoy a Match at the Kiawah Island Tennis Resort

Tennis Clubs

Kiawah Island Golf Resort features two complete tennis complexes: the Roy Barth Tennis Center and the West Beach Tennis Club. Both facilities are public and court fees are $45. Court time, clinics, drill sessions, and round robin play must be reserved in advance.

The Roy Barth Tennis Center and the West Beach Tennis Club operate under the direction of Roy Barth, an outstanding tennis professional with multiple championship titles. Enjoy fully stocked pro shops, racquet stringing and rentals, and matchmaking services at both clubs.

Roy Barth Tennis Center: Located in East Beach Village and sometimes referred to as East Beach Tennis Center, Roy Barth is open year-round and features nine Har-Tru clay courts, three hard courts, and a practice court with a ball machine and automated retrieval system.

West Beach Tennis Center: You’ll find the West Beach Tennis Club near the Straw Market shops at the front of the island. The center offers 10 Har-Tru clay courts, two hard courts with lights, and a backboard for practice. It’s open seasonally from March to September.


Looking to improve your game? Consider signing up for an adult instructional program at Kiawah Island Resort. Stroke-A-Day Clinics are offered daily at the Roy Barth Tennis Center and will help you master the accuracy, consistency, and power of your stroke. Or, try the Adult Tournament Tough Workout which includes doubles and singles play-action drills, strategy, and supervised play. This challenging program is offered each summer at the West Beach Tennis Center. Programs, lessons, and tennis camps for children are also available.

Kiawah Island tennis offers a nationally-recognized three-day Adult Doubles Mini Camp. This program covers the basics of doubles play, strategy, positioning, and drills. Participants receive 8 hours of intensive instruction as well as an instructional manual by Director of Tennis, Roy Barth. Reservations for the camp are required so be sure to call ahead.

Pro Doubles Exhibition

One of the most exciting tennis programs at Kiawah Island Resort is the highly competitive Pro Doubles Exhibition. Visitors may watch a complementary doubles match between Kiawah’s talented tennis pros like Santiago Falla, George Handy, Ryan Blankenbaker, and many others. Games are held every Monday in the summer at the Roy Barth Tennis Center.

Book Your Stay with Pam Harrington Exclusives

Enjoy easy access to Kiawah Island golf and tennis by staying in one of our East or West Beach Kiawah Island vacation rentals. Our luxury villas and beach houses are the perfect place to relax post-match. Spectacular views of the water, spacious and comfortable living spaces and beautiful furnishings will make your getaway unforgettable. Contact Pam Harrington Exclusives today for reservations. We look forward to seeing you in the Lowcountry!

For more information on Kiawah Island tennis and other things to do on Kiawah Island, check out our area guide.