Learn to Shoot on one of our group archery beginners’ courses – start a new sport here

Our archery taster sessions and archery beginner courses are a relaxed, fun, and safe way to experience archery. Our courses are designed not only so you can try archery as a hobby but also to offer participants the ability to join our club and be part of a rewarding family-friendly sport.

Courses take place at our outdoor range and are limited to 12 participants so if you are potentially interested then contact the training officer (see below) to discuss your personal requirements and reserve a place on one of the courses.

The courses are suitable for both juniors from 8 years old, and adults and cost £80 per person

We offer a choice of archery training

  • Wednesday evening from 6pm to 8pm for 4 consecutive weeks
  • Saturday afternoon from 2pm to 5pm for 3 consecutive weeks

A junior can take the course providing at least 1 parent also takes the course with them or attends to supervise them.

All equipment, instruction and light refreshments are provided. A certificate is awarded on completion of the course.

About our coaches

All our archery coaches and course assistants are experienced archers who can help beginner archers to advance at a comfortable pace and get the most from their experience.

Our coaches and assistants are DBS checked and meet Archery GB’s best practice guidance for safeguarding and training. For this reason, all children and young persons under 18 are accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout any course.

2024 Course Schedule

We have the following courses scheduled for 2024


  • 13th April 2024 for 3 weeks
    (2pm – 5pm)
  • 17th August 2024 for 3 weeks
    (2pm – 5pm)


  • 22nd May 2024 for 4 weeks
    (6pm – 8pm)
  • 10th July 2024 for 4 weeks
    (6pm – 8pm)

Joining the club

If after completing the archery training course you feel you would like to take up archery and join the club, we will provide an extra one-week informative training session. The extra sessions is to ensure that you are familiar with all the club rules and procedures for using the range and equipment safely.

The extra session costs £10 which is deducted from the joining fee when you become a full Spelthorne Archers member.

Two recurve archers

Send us a message!

For further details and to enquire about availability please contact our Training Officer