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“Take a Lesson” 5 of 5 stars
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Kiawah Island Tennis
Kiawah Island Golf Resort, 12 Kiawah Beach Dr., Kiawah Island, SC 29455
800-576-1570
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Type: Sports Camps/ Clinics
Activities: Tennis
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Take a Lesson”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Try to take a lesson with either Roy Barth or Brandon! If you use the ball machine, have someone stay with you who knows how to keep the machine working. Great tennis clothes in the pro shop too!

Visited April 2013
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Ontario
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Excellent tennis pros and good clay courts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Kiawah is my favourite place to play tennis and with over 30 courts, you shouldn't have a problem booking one. The pros are young and excellent and give clinics and private lessons.
The tennis is for all ages. If you are a man visiting, you are welcome to contact a resident who generously organizes tennis 3 mornings a week for
the other residents and visitors. Very friendly and fun place.

Visited March 2013
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Lake Placid, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great courts, but pricey court fees”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We enjoyed about 5 hours of tennis at Kiawah during our five night stay. While the courts are great, the hourly fee seemed a bit much, especially if you're not splitting it with another family. Also, the staff was not unfriendly, but wasn't very friendly either. My daughter took a junior serve clinic while there but I'm not sure the quality of the instruction was worth the price. I'd have been better off sharing a private lesson with a friend, rather than paying the clinic fee.

Visited March 2013
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St. Louis, MO
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Great tennis, plus so much more...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

There is a reason that Tennisresortsonline.com and Coastal Living Magazine this month separately named Kiawah as their 2012 award winners, naming it the Number One Tennis Resort and the Happiest Seaside Town. Kiawah is simply unbeatable when it comes to the perfect seaside tennis vacation.

I traveled to Kiawah with five tennis playing friends (NTRP 4.0 women) for our “second annual” girls’ tennis week to attend the eight hour, three day adult camp. This year several of us extended our time by a couple days on each end of the camp which gave us the opportunity to also participate in the daily Stroke-of-the-Day clinics offered to all resort guests. We all agreed that the instruction, whether in the camp or clinic, was exceptional.

Our camp was led by Head Pro, Jonathan Barth, who did a great job of picking up where we had left off the year before and pushing us to improve and learn new things. We appreciated that attention was given to both technique and strategy. The only thing we didn’t like about the camp which was spread over three days of three hours, three hours, and two hours, is that the time flew by much too quickly. Our group was divided into two groups of three, with Jonathan assisted by another pro, Ryan, so that we always had a pro hitting with us on court who was able to feed balls to create the perfect situations.

Our stroke-of-the-day clinics were taught by Head Pro, David Boyd. David really does a great job of teaching technique of strokes. He sent us home with so many specific things to work on.

Off the courts, Kiawah delivers too. Set in acres of nature preserve, the location boasts miles (10 of them) of pristine beach for walking, biking, sunning, or playing in the surf. Our biking adventures moved off shore to more than 30 miles of flat asphalt trails that wound through woods (We saw deer, a turkey with her chicks, and an alligator with babies on one ride.), past marshland teaming with water fowl, alongside the five golf courses, and past beautiful homes. We enjoyed sunning and swimming at the pool near our cottage, but were envious of the new pools that are presently be finished for opening in June, including an impressive children’s water park.

A variety of great restaurants onsite and within an easy drive, plus the history and culture of Charleston just miles away, truly makes Kiawah the perfect getaway. We are already looking forward to next spring!

Visited May 2012
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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great Tennis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

As an occasional visitor, they've always matched me with a partner. When they couldn't on my last visit, I got to play with the pro for FREE.

Visited May 2012
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