Beginner Lessons

Bath Archers provide a fully structured course under the supervision of Archery GB qualified coaches and supported by experienced archers, all of whom are volunteers.

Courses are mixed for adults and juniors which enables families to learn together.

Our minimum age limit for juniors is 12 years old (up to 18), and each junior must be accompanied by a parent / guardian who must remain in attendance at all times. Maybe the parent / guardian might enjoy taking part too rather than just watching!

  • Course 1:- April: Sat 3rd, 10th & Sun 18th Postponed to July
  • Course 2:- July: Sat 3rd, 10th & Sun 18th Course full
  • Course 3:- Sep: Sun 19th, 26th & Sat 2nd Oct Last few places

The candidates are introduced to everything from safety to bow handling to equipment and shooting which includes different recurve bow techniques. Over the length of the course there will be demonstrations of longbow, recurve and compound bows. The club will provide all the equipment needed for the course.

The course consists of three consecutive mornings from 9am until 1pm. The course cost is £75 per person, a £25 deposit and completed form is required to secure a place, this is non refundable. If you are interested in attending a course please contact Beginners course organiser Richard Entwistle. You will need to confirm which course you are interested in but we cannot guarantee that a place is available. The form to complete is in doc format here or in pdf format here and full payment is required prior to the course commencing. Payment can be made by cheque or Bank Transfer details are available on request.

After the course is completed and you have successfully passed the required standard to shoot safely and proficiently the candidate will be awarded a certificate, which will enable the individual to apply for club membership (at this or any other Archery GB affiliated club).

Once the membership has been accepted you will be allowed to use the club equipment for up to two months and then you are expected to purchase your own kit.

We thoroughly recommend a Taster Session as an introduction to archery to see if this is the sport for you. Details can be found on our courses web page.