Welcome to our online booking facility. Whether you want to book up a coaching session, hire appropriate facilities, book a place on one of the training events or enter one of our regular competitions, you will find places available below. All participation in activities within the Fencing Centre is subject to the Centre Rules.
Our Fencing Coach is available for individual coaching sessions each lasting 15 minutes. Sessions are tailored to suite the individual fencer and will provide intense and focussed training on a specific aspect of the fencer’s performance. Participants must be registered members of British Fencing and should bring their own fencing kit and equipment. Individual lessons are deliberately short and intensive, it is therefore important for the fencer to arrive at the Centre with time in hand to warm-up thoroughly and kit-up before starting at the appointed time.
FENCING PISTE HIRE
Pistes within the Fencing Centre are available to hire for an hour at a time. Pistes are all aluminium, have concealed ground leads with spools in place and electronic score box. Admittance for a maximum of three participants is included in the price. All participants must be registered members of British Fencing and should bring their own kit and equipment. Participants must at all times observe normal standards of behavior and the rules of Fencing whether on or off the piste. The Trust reserves the right to eject fencers whose behaviour fails to meet the required standard.
Our Shooting Coach is available for individual coaching sessions lasting 30 minutes. Participants should bring their own air pistol and shooting equipment, arriving in time to prepare and warm-up before the start of the session. Only .177 air pistols with a kinetic energy of 6 foot lbs are allowed to be used, and the centre retains the right to refuse the use of personal air pistols at their discretion. All air pellets used must be .177 flat headed target pellets, no domed, hunting or other variations of pellets are allowed.
PISTOL GROUP JNR SESSION
Our Junior Pistol Club sessions are designed for all levels of air pistol shooter from beginner to competitive athletes. The sessions are delivered by fully qualified experienced coaches who introduce the basic skills in a safe environment and will then develop the individual based on their needs and event. We coach air pistol, primarily at 10 metres, for ISSF target shooting but also for Pony Club Tetrathlon shooting (static and turning target) as well as having sessions at 25 metres for those who are interested in dynamic pistol shooting.
SHOOTING LANE HIRE
Air Pistol Shooting Lanes within the Centre are available for hire. Lanes have either paper targets (7 ISSF 10m Pistol targets supplied per 30-minute session) on whizzers, or Sport Quantum SQ10 electronic targets. One participant is admitted per lane hired. Participants must bring their own air pistol and ancillary equipment. Extra Targets, air refills and a variety of air pellets are available for purchase in the Centre. Only .177 air pistols with a kinetic energy of 6 foot lbs are allowed to be used and the centre retains the right to refuse the use of personal air pistols at their discretion. All air pellets used must be .177 flat headed target pellets, no domed, hunting or other variations of pellets are allowed.
Specific fencing and shooting training events are held frequently throughout the year, some lasting half a day, some a full day with longer training camps lasting up to a week taking place usually during school holidays. Places on these events can be booked and paid for here. Participants are expected to bring their own kit and equipment together with refreshments appropriate to the duration of the event. Training days start with a thorough warm-up and progress through group and, where appropriate, individual training sessions. The event will usually culminate in a free-play session giving participants the opportunity to put into effect techniques learned during the event.