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Cost £210 per person

  • 3 day course (2 days training and 1 day assessment)
  • Must have BCU 2 star or paddle to that standard
  • For enquires please contact

This course will aim to produce a competent open boat paddler whom is able to cope in wind conditions of up to force 3. They will also be able to negotiate simple moving water as part of a led group and complete basic rescue techniques efficiently.

It is recommended that those wishing to attend this course hold the BCU 2 Star award, for those who do not an assessment of your skills will be required prior to being accepted onto the course to ensure competency.


  • 14 years of age
  • Have BCU 2 star or can paddle to the level of 2 star

What to bring

  • Pack lunch
  • Weather appropriate clothing and footwear
  • Note pad and pen

Where to go

Wimbledon Park Watersports Centre
Home Park Road
SW19 7HX

We recommend using public transport to get here.


Sat nav post code SW18 5NW takes you to McCluskey's newsagents, on the corner of Revelstoke Road and Elsenham Street, just outside the park.

There is a small pay-and-display car park by Revelstoke Road, but it is often full.

Free car parking is also available at the Wimbledon Park Road entrance (sat nav SW19 6PE). It is a slightly longer walk across the grass to the Watersports Centre.

For more details email

During the Wimbledon Tennis Championships there is no vehicle access to Wimbledon Park for dropping off and collecting. These parking restrictions may be enforced before the start and after the end date of the championships. Please check the All England Lawn Tennis website for specific traffic restrictions.


Courses will only run if sufficient numbers are booked, a full refund will be given if a course is cancelled by the Council.

No refunds or alternative times/dates will be given.

Courses will run regardless of weather conditions; refunds will not be given in the event of bad weather.