Twickenham Rowing Club have been teaching newcomers to the sport how to row for over 160 years. Past graduates of our learn to row programmes have progressed to compete at the highest levels of the sport, representing the club both at Henley Royal Regatta and internationally for Great Britain.

Successful completion of our course will furnish you with the basic technical, physical and mental attributes that allow you to progress into our novice squad where you will continue your development and get the opportunity to compete in your first British Rowing events.


What can you expect from this course?


As well as satisfying your individual ambitions the purpose of the learn to row course is to provide the wider club with a steady flow of athletes to populate our various competitive and recreational squads.

The course comprises of 12 sessions over a period of  six weeks and will consist of land based training and on the water tuition.

Upon it’s completion you will be able to do the following:​

  • Identify the type of boats and equipment that you will be using.

  • Demonstrate correct basic rowing technique.

  • Know how to set up and use an ‘Ergo’

  • Safely get a boat on and off water

  • Skill exercises

  • Basic manoeuvres (backing down / full circle) and stopping in a controlled manner

  • Boat care and maintenance

  • Demonstrate safety on the water

You will also benefit from:​

  • Improved fitness

  • Improved social life

  • The ability to bore your non rowing friends with your amazing new found hobby.