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HRC’s Learn to Row courses are a great way to have fun, get fit and make new friends on a stunning stretch of the River Thames that is home to the Henley Royal Regatta.

We offer both ‘learn to row’ courses and private tuition aimed at juniors who have never rowed before and would like to give it a go. The courses are run by experienced oars people and cover many different aspects of rowing including gym work, rowing on the water, using rowing machines and learning how to handle boats and rowing equipment.



Rowing is a fantastic sport for young people. It teaches them many skills that they will carry into adult life such as commitment, teamwork, time-management and many others but most importantly it is lots of fun! Henley Rowing Club coaches are DBS checked and certified first aiders. Our goal is to ensure participants have a fun and safe introduction to the exciting sport of rowing.

Format of the course

2 terms of structured tuition from professional coaching staff with an emphasis on having fun and building team-working skills while developing confidence around the water.


In 2024, we will be running 2 groups of a maximum of 12 children. One will run on Tuesday from 16:30 - 18:00 and on Sunday from 13:30 - 15:00. The other will run on Thursday from 16:30 - 18:00 and Sunday from 15:00 - 16:30.

Term 1

3rd March - 18th April 2024, 6 Weeks, £275

(The week of 30/03 - 6/04 will not run hence why it runs over 7 weeks).

Introduction to rowing – This term is about developing the basic movement and understanding of the sport. Like all new skills, it takes time and practice. Rowing machines will be used and larger crew boats.

Term 2

28th April - 13th June 2024, 6 Weeks, £275

After the Easter break we will be continuing to develop skills in crew boats and gradually moving into smaller boats


Grants for low income/pupil premium families are available. Please inform us in the sign up sheet if you would like to apply.

Sign up

To sign up for the course please follow the link to the sign-up sheet where you will be asked to provide some basic health information.  For additional information or any queries contact

After the course

Following the course if you wish to continue rowing over the summer, we have a number of Summer camps available. 

The club has an annual intake of juniors into age dependent squads from September following the Junior Start up Meeting, provisionally the 7th of September but subject to change.

At the meeting, Parents and Juniors will find out all about the training days and times, costs and benefits of joining HRC and be able to speak to the squad coaches directy about any queries.



We will be running our successful Junior Summer Rowing Camps in 2024. 

We will be allowing mixed abilities across the weeks as it is becoming more common that groups of friends are looking to attend camps together.

We run 5 weeks of camps throughout the summer holidays.  They run Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm.  Each camp is £275 for the week.

To sign up for the summer camp please follow the link to the sign-up sheet where you will be asked to provide some basic health information.  For additional information or any queries contact

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