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Barth Reappointed as Davis Cup Committee Chairman

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC — Roy Barth, longtime Director of Tennis at Kiawah island Golf Resort, has been reappointed Chairman of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Davis Cup Committee for 2011-2012. Jonathan Vegosen, the incoming President of the USTA, made the appointment. Barth will co-chair the combined Davis/Fed Cup/Olympic Committee with Fed Cup Chairwoman, Pam Austin, and Olympic Chairwoman, Barbara Smith.

Barth has been a member of the Davis Cup Committee for ten years including as vice-chairman for four years and chairman for two years. He is also a former president of the USTA-South Carolina. Barth has been the Director of Tennis at Kiawah Island Golf Resort since the resort opened in 1976.

According to Barth, the committee’s mission is manifold. “Our job is to assist in staging of the Davis/Fed Cup matches in the United States, ensure community involvement during those matches, involve junior development in the host community during the Davis Cup/Fed Cup home matches, preserve the history of Davis/Fed competition, recommend new ways to promote the competitions in the United States, and to coordinate USTA relations and participation in the Olympic movement,” said Barth. “I look forward to working with the other committee members and the new Davis Cup captain, Jim Courier, as well as the U.S. Davis Cup team to accomplish those goals.

The Davis Cup is an annual international competition between countries with the top male players representing their country. The United States last won the Davis Cup in 2007 defeating Russia in the finals with Andy Roddick, James Blake, and Bob and Mike Bryan. The United States will play against Chile in Chile March 4-6, 2010. The site for the match in Chile has yet to be determined.

Located along 10 miles of pristine beach just south of Charleston, SC, Kiawah Island Golf Resort was recently named the No. 1 resort on the U.S. Mainland by readers of the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler magazine. It was also named the No. 1 golf resort by Golf World magazine, the No. 3 tennis resort in the U.S. by Tennis magazine and the No. 1 tennis resort in the world by Tennis Resorts Online (tennisresortsonline.com). Kiawah Island is also known as one of the top eco-friendly resorts in the U.S. and its beach was named one of the 10 best beaches in America by famed “beachologist,” Dr. Stephen Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach. In addition to The Sanctuary, the resort’s 255-room oceanfront hotel and spa, the resort manages 600 private villas and luxury homes, nine restaurants, two tennis centers, a renowned recreation and nature program and has five championship golf courses, including The Ocean Course, host of the 1991 Ryder Cup, the 2007 Senior PGA and 2012 PGA championships.

For more information on the resort, visit kiawahresort.com or call 800-654-2924.

 

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