Coaching and courses

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).

Archery lessons

Our Beginner Courses run over two Saturday/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, 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 – Cancelled

Course 2 – Date TBA

Course 3 – Date TBA

Course 4 – Date TBA

Due to the current situation regarding the CORVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, all archery coaching has been suspended.

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Photo from one of our Courses
Photos from our courses


Coaching can be arranged at any time directly with one of the club coaches.

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