Old Basing Archers runs several Archery GB beginner courses each year. Typically two in the spring and one in the autumn. We are now taking names for the next courses, for more information and to put your name on the waiting list, please mail Peter Hunton, (Co-ordinator).
Our Beginner Courses are normally held in April, May and June. The course runs over two Saturday/Sunday mornings. Places are limited to 12 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, these styles of bows are the ones used in the Olympics. The club does have many longbow and compound archers and 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 shot a few times 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 details on please contact Peter Hunton, the beginners course organiser.
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 beginner courses are:
Course 1 – March 31st, April 1st, 7th & 8th
Course 2 – May 19th, 20th, 26th & 27th
Course 3 – June 23rd, 24th, 30th & July 1st
Course 4 – September 15th, 16th, 22nd & 29th
Photos from our courses
Our coaches are also generally available on Monday evenings in the summer months and Saturday mornings ( by arrangement ) for coaching when club members can receive one to one coaching if required from one of our qualified coaches.