ABOUT BEACH TENNIS UK

Beach Tennis UK (BTUK) is a Brighton based non-profit volunteer-run organisation founded in 2011 by Kasia Chmielewska and Julie Salmon (former British No1 tennis player). Since its inception, BTUK has been running regular club sessions in their home city of Brighton.

One of our many highlights was organising and managing the 2013-2014 European Beach Tennis Championships for the LTA, which took place in Brighton, bringing players to the city from all over Europe.

Although resources and funds are limited BTUK has worked hard over the last 10 years to grow British Beach Tennis by bringing the sport to other areas of the UK.  This has been achieved through running many Open Days, Taster Sessions, Regular Play Sessions and Tournaments.  Beach Tennis can now be played in Bath, Brighton, London, Isle of Wight and Poole (NEW 2020) with new venues planned for 2021/2022

In 2018/2019 BTUK was awarded a grant from Paddle Round the Pier for coaching and safeguarding, which has helped develop the sport further. BTUK has also partnered up the Grace Eyre Foundation to provide Disability Beach Tennis and with Tennis Sussex to provide various Beach Tennis activities, which has been very successful

In 2020 we are celebrating 10 years of Beach Tennis in the UK.  The first-ever session taking place in Yellowave, Brighton in October 2010!  A number of activities and tournaments were scheduled to take place to celebrate, all of which have been put on hold due to Covid-19.  However, with many measures in place for safe play and following Government guidelines, we have been able to resume play in some of our venues.

We were delighted to be able to celebrate our 10 years on a small scale see more…

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THE DIRECTORS

Kasia Chmielewska

Director of Pure Tennis Holidays has been involved in the tourism industry for over 20 years and specialises in sports tourism organising skiing and tennis holidays to Europe and in the UK.

Over the years Kasia has been involved in a number of events including sponsoring Save the Children Community and Corporate Tennis tournaments.  Kasia has skied and played tennis since a very young age and regularly plays for her club team.  Since trying out Beach Tennis she has been hooked on the sport.

Director – TBC

We are delighted to announce that we are now looking for another 2 Directors to join the organisation.  Please contact us for an informal chat info@beachtennisuk.co.uk

KASIA CHMIELEWSKA

OUR HISTORY

2020
British Beach Tennis Championships 2020 - Poole, Bournemouth
The 8th British Beach Tennis Championships were staged on Canford Cliffs Beach, Poole - our new hub. Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 September
2020
Beach Tennis UK 10 Year Anniversary Tournament - Brighton
Celebrating starting up Beach Tennis in the UK 10 years ago - Charity Tournament raising funds for the Kennedy ST CIC charity. Saturday 12 September
2019
British Beach Tennis Championships 2019 - St Albans
The 7th British Beach Tennis Championships took place on Saturday 19 October
2019
BTUK Regional Beach Tennis Tournament- Teddington, London
1st Regional Beach Tennis Tournament - Saturday 1 September
2019
National Beach Tennis Tournament - Isle of Wight
The first Beach Tennis Tournament to take place on the Isle of Wight in partnership with Wight Wave Sports - Saturday 7 July
2019
ITF BT10 Beach Tennis Tournament - Brighton
The former ITF G4 tournament now BT10, took place for the 7th time in Brighton Saturday 11 May
2018
2018 British Open Beach Tennis Championships - St Albans 9 September
For the 3rd time the British Open Champs returned to St Albans
2018
ITF 0 Prize Money Beach Tennis Tournament - Brighton 28 - 29 April
ITF event returns to Brighton for another year!
2017
British Open Beach Tennis Championships - St Albans 17 September
For the 2nd time the British Open Champs took place in St Albans
2017
ITF 0 Prize Money Beach Tennis Tournament - Barn Elms, London 13 August
The first ever ITF Beach Tennis event in London
2017
BTUK Beach Tennis Ranking Tournament - St Albans 14 May
BTUK returns to St Albans for the 2nd year running
2017
ITF 0 Prize Money Beach Tennis Tournament - Brighton 29 - 30 April
BTUK stages another ITF event in Brighton, formerly known as a G4 event
2016
The first beach tennis club in the UK established
BTUK was instrumental in setting up UK's first Beach Tennis Club, a joint effort with longstanding regular Beach Tennis players who just love the game.
2016
British Open Beach Tennis Championships - St Albans 9 October
BTUK choose St Albans as the venue for the 2016 Champs
2016
British Open & ITF G4 Beach Tennis Tournament - Margate 14 August
British Open & ITF G4 return to Margate for the 2nd year running
2016
BTUK British Beach Tennis Championships - Brighton 19 June
The Champs return to Brighton
2016
BTUK Tournament - St Albans 02 May
BTUK Beach Tennis Tournament takes place for the first time in St Albans
2015
British Open & ITF G4 Beach Tennis Tournament - Margate 08 - 09 August
Beach Tennis makes its way over to Kent, the event included a coaching clinic with top Beach Tennis player, Andrea Penza
2014
British Open Beach Tennis Championships/ITF G4 - Kettering 04 May
BTUK takes Beach Tennis further afield, introducing it to Northants and surrounding areas!
2014
European Beach Tennis Championships - Brighton 08 - 10 August
England host the 2014 European Beach Tennis Championships for the second year running.
2013
British Open Beach Tennis Championships - Worthing 07- 08 September
BTUK held the second British Beach Tennis Open Championships
2013
European Beach Tennis Championships - Brighton 09 -11 August
BTUK was appointed by the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) to organise and manage the event for two years 2013 & 2014
2013
ITF G4 - Brighton 26 May
BTUK held ITF G4 tournament
2012
First ITF G4 Beach Tennis Tournament in the UK - Bournemouth 18 - 19 August
BTUK held the first ever ITF G4 tournament in Boscombe Beach, Bournemouth as a test run for the upcoming European Beach Tennis Championships
2012
The first ever British Beach Tennis Championships - Brighton 6 May
The first British Beach Tennis Championships were held in Brighton - many more to come!
2011
Beach Tennis UK Launches in Brighton 17 April
Beach Tennis UK was launched in 2011 in Brighton with a tournament. Matches were played for the first time and the sport was showacesed by two top Beach Tennis players from Italy, Andrea Penza and Paulo Tronci, courtesy of Turqouise Beach Tennis