Beginners' Courses

Perhaps you have had a go at Archery in the past or you are totally new to the Sport? At Maidenhead Archers we love Archery and hope you will too and an Archery course is the ideal way to discover a new hobby and learn a new skill! Additionally, if you wish to join an Archery club you will have to undertake a beginner’s course first.

At the club we run two to three courses a year, one of which is specifically for juniors and parents, and we are happy to welcome anyone who wants to learn the basics of Archery. We cover everything you need to get started with the sport and if you decide to join our club afterwards, we will continue to help support you with coaching and provide practical advice as to purchasing your own equipment when needed.

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We run three courses a year, a Junior and Parent course in late spring, and two Senior course over the summer months. The Junior course will run for 4 lessons on a Thursday evening followed by two remaining lessons on Tuesdays with the Junior Section. The Senior courses run for 4 lessons on a Wednesday evening, with the remaining two lessons on Sunday afternoons. NB depending on demand we may include older juniors on the senior course.

Each session lasts approximately 1hr 30mins; although for the first lesson you will need you arrive half an hour earlier to be measured for equipment.

Each course lasts for 6 weeks. Please be sure that you can attend all 6 sessions before signing up as you need to attend a minimum number of lessons before you can be allowed to join any archery club.

The course costs £60 per person. This gets you a 6 session course, access to all the required equipment and includes insurance. After successfully completing the course you will receive a certificate from the club and will be invited to join Maidenhead Archers. You can also use the certificate to join many other Archery GB recognised clubs - though we would love you to consider joining our club (we are the best)!
The courses are open to anyone over the age of 10, although if the participant is under 18 a parent or guardian must stay with them for each lesson.

All our courses and shooting takes place at our base at Braywick Sports Ground in Maidenhead, which is close to the train station and has plenty of parking. It is on the A308 half way between the M4 J8/9 and Maidenhead.

The Maidenhead Rugby and Athletics clubs are based here too.

While we expect (hope!) the weather will be lovely, wear something appropriate to the weather conditions on the day. However, you always need to wear closed-toe shoes (trainers or walking boots are best) and a close-fitting long sleeved top is required too. Thin layers are always best, nothing too thick as it can interfere with your shot!

Do I need to bring or buy anything? No, just bring yourself appropriately dressed! We will provide everything you need – there is no requirement for you to rush out and buy anything!

How do I sign up? Please make contact through our contact form. Our courses are very popular and have waiting lists.

Please state if you are part of a group (give a list of names), and tell us if any participant is under 18.

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