An archery club for archers of all levels located on the border of Kent and Surrey

Beginners’ Courses

Our Club runs occasional beginner training sessions which take place over two consecutive Sunday mornings.   We use Recurve bows during training and all equipment is provided. The sessions include Safety Procedures and Rules of Shooting, demonstrations of Freestyle and Barebow Shooting, supervision of all participants and information on how to continue enjoying archery at club level.

Our next course will  be in the Spring of 2020. If you are interested in attending a course, please send a message to us for an application form:

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For safety reasons we have to limit the number of course participants and it may be that it is a case of ‘first to apply and pay will secure a place on the course’.  It is necessary for an adult to stay with any junior (under 18) attending.

Even if you are not sure, come along and watch the beginners and accomplished members taking part in this popular sport.

Having completed your course, if you would like to take up archery as a hobby we would be delighted to have you join our club. Your initial Club joining fee will include a discount following your beginner’s course.   Until you acquire your own equipment you are very welcome to borrow the club’s equipment until it is needed for the next training session.   You would use the same bow each week and it would be kept in the club’s storage for safe keeping.

Alternatively, following the course, if you would like a longer period to decide whether to become a member, you may come along and enjoy supervised shooting for the next 2 consecutive Sundays for a one off fee.

Club members use a variety of bows, such as the Recurve, Longbow, and Compound shown below, and also Flat bows and Hunter bows.

Club members are happy to give advice on purchasing equipment and our nearest archery shops are Quicks, near Walton on Thames, and In Range Archery near Wrotham.   Occasionally, some members may have second-hand equipment for sale.