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 Brighton and being the home of BTUK, striving to develop and grow the sport. 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 endeavoured to bring the sport to other areas in the UK through running various Open Days, Taster Sessions, Regular Play Sessions and Tournaments. Beach Tennis can now be played in Bath, Brighton, London, Isle of Wight, Poole (NEW 2020) and St Albans, with other venues planned for 2020/2021.
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, with a number of activities and tournaments scheduled to take place to celebrate, all of which have been put on hold due to Covid-19. We hope resume play in some form soon. More information to follow.