Beginner Courses

Beginner Course 2019 will start on Tuesday 30th April and is now fully booked.

Archery Beginner Course

For contact details please see the end of this page.

The course consists of 7 lessons of approx 90 minutes each which take place over a six week period. If it is necessary to cancel a lesson due to bad weather, or if you know in advance that you’ll miss a particular week (e.g. if you are on holiday), then it can be made up later. We could not repeat more than one week for individuals unless we consider there are special circumstances. So please, when accepting a place on a course you must be sure you are available to attend all 6 lessons. We cannot accept beginners into the Club unless they have attended a full course.


Tuesdays, 30th April to 11th June 2019. The course will consist of 7 sessions. A session will run from 6.45 to 8.15pm.


The fee for the full course is £70.00. The fee must be paid prior to the start of the first lesson. Confirm that you have a place on the course before sending payment. Payment is non refundable.


We allow juniors of age 12 years and above to apply to join the beginner course. However, acceptance of each junior on the course is subject to the approval of the coach. Juniors must be accompanied by parents, or guardians approved by the parents, at all times when at the archery club.


We provide all the equipment for the course. Please, do not buy any equipment yourselves. If you join the club after the course, we can offer advice to help you purchase your own equipment.


You should wear comfortable but close-fitting clothing. If it’s chilly it’s better to wear several thin layers rather than one bulky one & perhaps bring a woolly hat. In particular it’s important that you don’t wear jumpers or jackets with baggy sleeves as bow strings tend to catch on them & spoil your shot. Similarly long hair may need to be tied back and nose, ear, eyebrow etc piercings removed for safety. Please wear suitable footwear ie. not open sandals etc.


The South Oxon outdoor shooting range is located on the B481 at Reading Abbey RFC, Rosehill, Oxfordshire, RG4 8XA. Between Sonning Common and Emmer Green. Please note that this is not a postal address.  An online map of our location is available on the Contacts Page.

At the far end of the access road, our clubhouse is located at the far left corner as you approach the car park.


The course is now fully booked and applications are closed. The next opportunity will be the course in 2020.

John Kendall ( for application form. John can be contacted on 0118 972 3675.