Due to the current situation regarding the SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 pandemic and the requirement for social distancing all beginners’ courses have been cancelled until further notice. We will announce the start of beginners’ courses on this page as soon as we can safely start these courses again.
Old Basing Archers typically run several Archery GB beginners’ courses each year, usually two in the spring and one in the autumn.
Our Beginners’ Courses usually run in four sessions over Saturday and Sunday mornings. Places are limited to keep the numbers of coaches to archers down to a minimum and to increase the shooting time.
All archery equipment is included and the lessons will be around the use of recurve bows, the style of bows used in the Olympics. The club does have many longbow and compound archers, if you are particularly interested in these then please let the coach know and they can be demonstrated and discussed. All you need to do is dress for the weather and wear closed toe footwear.
Juniors between the age of 11 and 16 are required to have a parent or guardian present at all times. We regret that the club cannot accommodate juniors under 11 on the course.
The course is run at our outdoor range on the Old Basing Recreation Ground in Old Basing near to Basingstoke.
We hope that participants of these courses will then decide to join Old Basing Archers. Course participants who join the Club may continue to use OBA equipment until they are ready to invest in their own kit, we strongly advise against buying bows or arrows until you have been shooting for several weeks as it is easy to buy the wrong thing or spend money on something you will outgrow very quickly.
The cost for these courses is £60 per person (including a £20 deposit). For more information and to put your name on the waiting list, please email Peter Hunton, (Co-ordinator).
We will be glad to hear from anyone interested in Archery at any time, but it may be necessary to go on a waiting list for the next year’s course as the course places are taken very quickly.
The next beginners’ courses are:
Course 1 – Cancelled
Course 2 – Cancelled
Course 3 – Cancelled
Course 4 – Cancelled.
Photos from our courses
Coaching can be arranged at any time directly with one of the club coaches.