BTUK Beach Tennis Academy

As there is no recognised formal Beach Tennis Coaching Qualification available in the UK yet, the Academy provides quality Beach Tennis Coaching using only qualified LTA tennis coaches who hold a minimum level 2 LTA coaching qualification.  All our coaches are DBS checked, hold Public Liability insurance, have Safeguarding and significant Beach Tennis experience endorsed by Beach Tennis UK.

At present, coaching is available in Brighton through the established Brighton Beach Tennis Club.

Non-club members are welcome, cost is £10.00 per person.

To book a spot please send an email to  The coaching will cover both beginner and intermediate players.


Paul Dent

Paul started out as an LTA Performance Coach and later a Sports Psychologist supporting athletes reach their goals at World Championships and Olympics. Paul represented GB in the 2019 European Beach Tennis Championships and has been working with BTUK for a number of years helping juniors and adults gain enjoyment playing Beach Tennis. He is a Level 4 LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) qualified  Senior Performance Tennis Coach and is available for small groups and individual lessons at mutually arranged times.

Sophie Cheesman

Sophie is a Level 3 LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) qualified Tennis Coach and has been involved with BTUK (Beach Tennis UK) since 2014 where she first assisted at the European Championships held in Brighton.  Sophie coaches  both adults and juniors and the main aim to each session is to be active, motivated and most of all have fun!  Having competed in a number of tournaments ranging from BTUK to ITF she  reached a ranking of 3rd in BTUK British Beach Tennis Rankings which is one of her proudest achievements! Beach Tennis is one of the most sociable, competitive and enjoyable sports so come down and get involved!


We are also looking for people to become Beach Tennis Co-ordinators at our various Places to Play. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us at

Beach Tennis Coaching Qualification
Work on developing a coaching course to provide a recognised Beach Tennis Coaching Qualification has been suspended for 2020 due to Covid-19.  This has been postponed until 2021, ready for the beginning of the season.  To start with the course and qualification will be made available to Level 2 upwards LTA Tennis Coaches.  A full Beach Tennis Coaching qualification will be developed and made available to those who do not have any other formal coaching qualification, but want to become Beach Tennis Coaches.

To register your interest please contact Beach Tennis UK Coaching

Coaching Opportunities
We are looking for coaches to work with us at some of our venues in 2020 – Bath, Isle of Wight and London.  Must hold a minimum level 2 LTA coaching qualification, be DBS checked, hold Public Liability insurance and have Safeguarding.  Beach Tennis experience is not necessary (although useful to have).  For Beach Tennis UK it’s more important to have the right person working with us who shares our values, is engaging, has a great work ethic, is trustworthy,  reliable, enthusiastic and contributes to the development of the sport.  Further experience of the sport will be gained “on the job” and working with our experienced coaches.

To register your interest please contact Beach Tennis UK Coaching