About Us

Our Company

PTP Coaching is a family run company with a social enterprise ethos at its heart. 

Founded by Pia and Thomas in 2017 we operate a lake in South East London's largest open green space, Beckenham Place Park.

Water sports are in our DNA, so if you love being on or around the water you have come to the right place.

The Lake

Beckenham Place Park has an outstanding lake with Swimming and Boating areas.

The lake was reinstated in 2019 by Lewisham Council as part of the historic restoration of the Park. It is based on the Original Georgian lake that once stood when John Cater owned the property back in the early 20th Century.

When using the lake you will be sharing it with a huge variety of the best water wildlife to be found.

Swimming amongst the ducks is a highlight for many of our regulars.

Picture: Fi Redpath


Tom (AKA 'TANK')

Tank is our Lake Manager.

He first started paddling at the age of 4 and hasn't stopped since.

He is a British Canoeing White water Coach, Foundation Safety Rescue Trainer, Senior Sailing instructor and Powerboat instructor.

He was an instrumental part of the west reservoirs open water swimming set up and holds the Open Water Lifeguard qualification. He has run water safety courses across Europe and in the UK for paddlers and swimmers alike.

Meet the team