Get into Archery

When will the next course start?

We run courses in the summer season – usually between Easter and September.

The club will run 3 courses in 2022:

  • Course 1 – taking place on 4 May, 11 May, 18 May and 25 May SOLD OUT
  • Course 2 – taking place on 15 June, 22 June, 29 June and 6 July SOLD OUT
  • Course 3 – taking place on 20 July, 27 July, 3 August and 10 August SOLD OUT

We normally run them, weather permitting, until September – when the poor light in the evening becomes the limiting factor. Contact us for further information.

Where are the courses run?

All of our courses, for both seniors and juniors, are run on the Covered Reservoir club site in East Finchley.

A map, full postal address and other contact details are available.

What does the course consist of?

The course is usually spread over 4 consecutive weeks, subject to light and weather conditions.

Courses usually take place on Wednesday evenings. Start times are 7pm.

You must complete the course successfully to be able to join the club. That means attending all 4 sessions.
Important: We are unable to run “catch-up” sessions if you miss a week.
Please do not book if you know that you will not be able to attend one or more sessions. We are unable to give refunds if you fail to attend a session.

How much does it cost?

The fees for 2022 are £100 for adults and £70 for juniors. The fee includes all equipment hire and insurance.

How do I enrol on a course?

You may book on-line. If you are unsure which course to sign-up to please contact us and we will do our best to help.


The lessons will provide instruction and supervised practice in the basic technique of the sport of archery – modern recurve bows and longbows only. All equipment is supplied and beginners are strongly advised not to purchase any equipment before the course.

Course start times

Lessons are normally on Wednesday evenings from 7.00 pm onward. Sessions will be a minimum of 90 minutes, but may run longer – especially if the light is good.


Junior Archery is encouraged at the Club (minimum age 10 years) but certain restrictions do apply for safety and insurance purposes.

For children under 16 at least one parent or legal guardian must attend for the duration of the training session.


In damp or drizzle we carry on regardless, if it is pouring with rain then the lesson will be postponed to the following week. In the event of the lesson being interrupted by adverse weather then you will receive an extra lesson in lieu.


Correct upper body clothing is very important, especially a tight fitting top. In cold weather a thermal vest under a tight top is ideal. No baggy sleeves, neckwear, bulky or loose clothing as the bowstring will catch and ruin the “shot”. In warmer weather polo shirts are ideal. It does get cold during the spring/autumn evenings so bring layers to keep warm. A soft brimmed hat is also a good idea.

For more detailed information on the courses and club membership contact us.