Archery Beginners’ CourseBeginners Archery

Ely Archers runs regular courses during the year for people who are interested in taking up archery, or who just want to try it to see if they like it!

All equipment is provided and you get tuition from the club’s Archery GB Qualified Coaches.

The coaches teach you the correct way to shoot as well as archery safety and etiquette.

The course is informal and very much “hands-on”. There are some initial administration and health and safety issues to cover and we have to get you equipped with a suitable bow and arrows. This is then followed by the tutors showing you how to shoot safely, and ongoing help and advice on your style and technique as you are shooting.

The first week we will show you how to shoot ‘barebow’ style without a sight to get you used to the feel of the bow and give you a basic idea of style. You will then be introduced to target archery with a sight. We will also have you continuing practicing your style to help you improve, including friendly and short fun competitions and scoring. There will also be talks on parts of the bow, how to purchase your own equipment, and information about the Ely Archers club and Archery GB membership if you decide to continue.

After the course and Archery equipment hire

After the archery beginners’ course you will be able to become a full member of Ely Archers. Please see the membership page for more details on this.

After you have completed the beginners’ course and become a member of Ely Archers you don’t have to rush out and purchase your own equipment if you don’t want to. Ely Archers have a range of beginners’ archery equipment that you can hire. We charge a fully refundable £150 deposit for a free 6-week hire period (any damages or missing items will be deducted from the deposit).


Adults (over 18): £80
Juniors (10-18): £80

The course fees get you a minimum of 6 hours of archery and are used to cover all equipment use and hire of the venue.

Minimum age to attend the beginners course is 10 years old.
Juniors (10-16 years old) must be accompanied by a responsible adult who stays for the duration of each session.

Please note: Courses are open to adults and children aged 10 years and over. Children (10-16 years old) must be accompanied by a responsible adult who stays for the duration of each session.

As the course is feature packed you need to be able to commit to the full course, missing a session would be detrimental and re-arranging sessions is not possible.

What now?

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Where are they held? Archery beginners course locations.

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