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…