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Barth Appointed Davis Cup Committee Chair

December 10, 2008 05:29 PM

Roy Barth, longtime Director of Tennis at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, has been appointed Chairman of the USTA Davis Cup Committee for 2009-2010 by USTA First Vice President Lucy Garvin. He will co-chair the combined Davis Cup/Fed Cup Committee with Fed Cup Chairwoman Pam Austin.

Barth has been a member of the Davis Cup Committee for six years and vice-chairman for four years. He is also a former president of the USTA South Carolina and was inducted into the USTA Southern Section Hall of Fame in 1999. Barth has been the Director of Tennis at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, S.C. 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 with the Davis Cup/Fed Cup teams, preserve the history of Davis/Fed Cup competition and recommend new ways to promote the competitions in the United States. I look forward to working with the other committee members as well as the U.S. Davis Cup team to accomplish those goals.

Garvin is scheduled to move into the role of USTA Chairman of the Board and President next year.

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 team will play against the Switzerland team, lead by Roger Federer, March 6-8, 2009. The U.S. site for the matches has yet to be determined.

The Fed Cup with the annual women’s team competition between countries.

Located along 10 miles of oceanfront beach just south of Charleston, S.C., Kiawah Island Golf Resort is rated as the number four tennis resort in the U.S. by Tennis Magazine.




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