Tennis Pros at Kiawah

Our Tennis Pros

Jonathan_BarthJonathan Barth
Director of Tennis

Jonathan grew up in Charleston, SC playing junior tennis. He and his wife, Meredith, won two USTA National Husband/Wife Indoor titles in 2005 and 2006, during which they were ranked No. 1 and No. 2 nationally. Jonathan and his father, Roy, won the 2009 USTA National Father/Son 60 & Over Clay Court Championship.

As a USTA volunteer, he currently serves as the Chairman of Junior Competition for USTA-South Carolina and USTA-Southern. Jonathan won the 2016 Pro of the Year award for USTA-South Carolina and USTA-Southern as well as the 2020 USTA-South Carolina Lucy Garvin Volunteer of the Year award. He is a certified teaching professional with the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR). Jonathan has worked in tennis operations at Kiawah Island Golf Resort since 1999, and was named Director of Tennis on January 1, 2018.

Roy_BarthRoy Barth
Director Emeritus

Roy Barth grew up in San Diego, California, where he won three national junior tennis titles. At UCLA, he was a two-time All-American and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. From 1969 through 1975, Roy played on the professional tennis tour where he was ranked as high as No. 8 in men’s singles and No. 2 in men’s doubles in the United States, and Top 40 in the world. He came to Kiawah Island as the Head Tennis Professional on May 2, 1976 for the grand opening of the Kiawah Island Golf and Tennis Resort. Roy became Director of Tennis in 1982.

As a volunteer, he served as president of the South Carolina Tennis Association, president of the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), and chairman of the USTA Davis Cup Committee. Roy has been inducted in six halls of fame, including South Carolina Tennis, Southern Tennis, Men’s Intercollegiate Tennis, and Professional Tennis Registry. Roy has written the Tips for Better Tennis instructional manual, produced the Tips for Better Tennis DVD, and in October 2020, published his book Point of Impact. Roy became Director of Tennis Emeritus in January 2018.

david boydDavid Boyd
Head Tennis Professional

David Boyd grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was a highly ranked junior tennis player. David made the 1988 Men’s Tennis Team as a walk-on player for the University of Georgia, where he received a degree in 1992. David has been a certified tennis professional by the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) since 1998, which is also the year he joined Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

Bruce Hawtin
Director, Barth-Hawtin Tennis Academy

Bruce grew up playing junior and professional tennis in Australia. At 17, he began traveling the world to compete on many continents until 2005, when a back injury compelled him to leave the tour. He moved from France to Davidson, North Carolina, where he launched the tennis academy at River Run Country Club. As a player and early development specialist, Bruce has developed hundreds of juniors who have gone on to receive college tennis scholarships to schools such as Wake Forest, University of Georgia, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Furman. He has served as Team USA national camp coach. His certifications include USTA Sports Science Level 1, USTA-High Performance of Coaching Program, Professional Tennis Registry Master of Performance and International Tennis Performance Association. Bruce became Director of the Barth-Hawtin Tennis Academy in spring of 2019.

Langdon_BrockintonLangdon Brockinton
Teaching Professional

Langdon grew up in Charleston SC, where he became one of the top juniors in Charleston and South Carolina. He was ranked as high as No. 5 in the Boy’s 18 singles, and No. 1 in the Men’s 21-and-under singles in South Carolina. He won the City of Charleston Men’s Singles title twice. Langdon was a three-time all-Southern Conference player and played No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles during his collegiate career at Furman University. Furman won the Southern Conference team title twice during Langdon’s collegiate career. He teamed with Roy Barth to win the 50’s doubles title at the 2009 Southern Senior Closed Clay Court Championship, and was a member of the winning 2016 South Carolina Senior Cup team. Langdon has been with Kiawah Island Golf Resort since 2006.

Nicolas Castro
Teaching Professional

Nicolas grew up developing his tennis in Uruguay until he was 17 years old. He then moved to Argentina, where he played in the Futures tour on the ATP circuit. He played college tennis at Missouri Valley College, where he received a full tennis scholarship. Over the last six years he taught at the Canas Tennis Academy in Florida, and most recently the junior academy at the LTP Club in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Nicolas began teaching at the Roy Barth Tennis Center at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in the summer of 2019.

KleinTrevor Gotkowski
Teaching Professional

Trevor is from Cartersville, Georgia, As a junior singles player, he was ranked in the Top 5 in Georgia, and Top 20 in the South. He excelled in doubles, winning the Southern 18 & Under Doubles Championship in 2012. Trevor was undefeated in the No. 1 singles position during his four years attending Cartersville High School. He played No. 3 singles and No. 1 doubles during his four years of Division I collegiate tennis at Wofford College in South Carolina.

Prior to joining Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Trevor was Head Tennis Professional at Florence Country Club in Florence, SC, working with many of the top-ranked players from South Carolina. He joined the Roy Barth Tennis Center in March 2020.

KleinMike Kiser
Teaching Professional

Mike grew up in Columbia, SC, where he was a ranked junior player. He played No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles for the University of South Carolina-Aiken in 1986-87. After college, he was Director of Tennis for seven years for the Resort at Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, SC. During this time, while competing in adult tournaments in South Carolina, he attained Top 5 Men’s Open Doubles and Top 10 Men’s Open Singles rankings. After employment as a resident tennis professional at the Secret Harbor Resort on the island of Grenada in the British West Indies, Mike was hired as the Head Professional at the Seabrook Island Club in 1997, where he served in that role for 23 years.

As a USTA volunteer, he served on the USTA-South Carolina Sanction and Scheduling committee. Mike joined the award-winning team at the Roy Barth Tennis Center at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in July 2020. He is a USPTA Certified Elite Professional active in continuing education, and a 25-year member of the Wilson Pro Advisory staff.

KeithKeith Ferger
Pickleball Professional

Joining us from North Carolina, Keith is a certified Pickleball instructor with IPTPA and the head Pickleball professional at the Roy Barth Tennis Center at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. His passion for coaching has afforded him the opportunity to coach multiple sports, as well as high school football for three years in California. In addition to coaching, Keith is a top performer on the courts, having medaled consistently since his first win in 2014, including notable tournament victories with the USAPA southeast regionals and the NC Powerade state games.

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