Learn to row & Summer Camps

Henley Rowing Club offers both ‘learn to row’ courses and private tuition aimed at adults and juniors who have never rowed before and would like to give it a go. The courses are run by experienced rowers/coaches and cover many different aspects of rowing including gym work, indoor rowing technique as preparation for rowing on the water, learning how to handle boats and rowing equipment carefully.

Learn to Row courses for adults and juniors for 2019 are starting soon – places are available.  See below.

All enquiries to Leon Redman ltrcoach1@gmail.com


LEARN TO ROW – juniors

Please complete the junior booking form (click link)

Cost is £250 for each term.

Term 1: March 5th – April 30th.
Term 2: May 5th – June 16th

Training times either

 Tuesday 4:30-6pm & Sun 1-2:30pm
Thursday 4:30-6pm & Sun 2:30-4pm

Adult Learn to Row – dates and training times below

Please complete the adult booking form (click  link)

Term 1 £160, Term 2 £480 and term 3 £480 or £990 when all terms booked in advance.

Proposed format of the adult course – this may be adapted but can give you a ‘flavour’ of what to expect.  Please note that sessions are on Friday evenings and Sunday late afternoons.

The course offers three terms of structured tuition from professional coaching staff. A competency test will be taken at the end of the course to allow progression to club membership,  when there will be the possibility of integrating with current masters rowers squads.

Term 1 classes will be held in the gym and Term 2/3 classes will be held on the water with a number of different boats being used as you progress towards your competency test.

Term 1 February 22nd – March 31st

  • Fitness & Stretching
  • Basic rowing movement
  • Technique on rowing machines
  • Safety

Term 2 April 5th – June 2nd

  • Introduction to equipment
  • Rowing technique
  • Water safety
  • River Rules

Term 3 –June 7th – 16th & July 12th – August 18th

  • Gaining independence
  • Improving technique & style
  • Competency test

Adult Course training times either

Friday 6-7pm (term 1) 5:30-7pm (term 2 & 3) & Sunday’s 5-6pm (term 1)
4-5:30pm (term 2 & 3)


Friday’s 7-8pm (term 1) 7-8:30pm (term 2 & 3) & Sunday’s 6-7pm (term 1)
5:30-7pm (term 2 & 3)

Junior Summer Camps 2019 – NEW information. Click on links to book


WEEK 1: 15-19 JULY Beginners age 11-16 yrs

 WEEK 2: 22-26 JULY Beginners Age 11 -13yrs

WEEK 3: 29 JUL – 2 AUG Intermediate Age 11-16

WEEK 4 : 5-9 AUG Beginners Age 14 -16

WEEK 5: 12-16 AUG Intermediate Age 11 -16 yrs



Our Summer Camps are run Monday-Friday from 10AM-3PM (generally week aim to do 4 weekly courses for different age groups.

We are focussing on the age groups below. We may be open to other age groups depending on demand and our ability to offer a suitable course. The dates for 2019 are not yet available.

The days are generally structured as follows:

10.00 Instruction on the rowing machine and warm-up

10.30 Out on the river in different types of boats

12.00 Lunch 12.45 Team Games/Quiz

13.30 Out on the river again

14.45 Boats of the water cleaning them and back on the racks

15.00 Ready to leave the club.

Week will be structured as follows:

Monday: Explanation of rowing technique and different boat types and equipment

Tuesday: Rowing in larger boats for more balance and learning the technique

Wednesday: Introduction to small boats

Thursday: Morning more small boat activity. Afternoon large boats, practicing for Friday

Friday: Morning practicing for races. Afternoon races (Parents welcome to watch)


Boat hire?


If you are looking for a boat to hire for a regatta or rowing camp, please send as much information as you can to captain@henleyrowingclub.org.

Please complete the attached form in order for us to assess your needs and find suitable equipment.

Boat hire booking form