Your paddling journey begins with a taster session based on the British Canoeing Start Award. If you find you would like to take your paddling further, we also offer British Canoeing Discover courses. Additionally, we have occasional pool sessions. All of our courses are run by qualified coaches.

Contact the course organisers to find out more or get in touch below.

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Taster Sessions

These are based on the British Canoeing Start Award. You will have the option of paddling either a racing or general purpose kayak. You do not need to be a club member for this.  Courses are run throughout the summertime – get in touch below to register your interest.

British Canoeing Start Award

Paddle Award courses are for anyone who is curious about Paddlesport, either kayaking (using a double ended paddle) or canoeing (using a single ended paddle) and would like to give it a try and maybe graduate to racing, touring or moving water.

British Canoeing Discover Award

These courses are for anyone who wants to gain basic competence in kayaks or canoes. Once you have joined the Club and completed the course, you will be able to use a selection of our facilities. As a guide, you may have tried paddling elsewhere or have completed one of our taster sessions and would like to further develop your paddling skills. Find out more here.

Introduction to Flat Water Racing

For those graduating from Paddle Discover and wanting to develop their racing skills, we offer an introductory course for flat water racing. More information can be found on our flatwater racing training page.

Pool Sessions

During the warmer months, members can gain access to the Aldershot Lido in partnership with Blackwater Valley Canoe Club. Contact us for more information on how this works and check our club calendar for dates of upcoming sessions.


Find out more

If you want to find out more about the types of training courses we offer, get in touch today.