What is the BTC Academy?

The academy is a structured training and development programme designed to help players who aspire to county, national or professional standards, as well as those who may wish to choose coaching as a career.

What age groups are accepted?

Players from age groups U10, U12, U14 and U16 and older will be selected to join the Academy. Younger players with potential may also be accepted.
Academy tournament - boys

How do I become an Academy player?

Players who take part in BTC coaching programmes who show - through their attitude, aptitude and performance - that they have the essential requirements for advanced and professional play, will be invited by the Senior Professional Coach to join the BTC Tennis Academy.
However, anyone can apply to join the Academy - players will be assessed and if they meet the criteria will be invited onto the Academy programme.
Academy drills

How long do players attend the Academy?

The Academy exists to promote the pursuit of excellence. As long as coach and player both feel that improvements can be made in the physical, mental, technical and tactical goals of a player's game, then inclusion in the Academy programme will be continued.
Academy tournament - girls 

Want to learn more about the Academy?

Come along to the Oval in Beaconsfield and talk to our Head Professional, Godwin Johnson, or phone or write to the BTC. 

A brief history of the BTC Academy

From its beginnings over 50 years ago, the Beaconsfield Tennis Centre has been training and coaching players to county, national and international standards. In 1992, Godwin Johnson took over ownership. 
Godwin played professionally in Nigeria before moving to the USA to play intercollegiate tennis and train as a senior coach. 
The BTC continues to grow from strength to strength and boasts large alumni of players and coaches performing to the highest standards.