Sculling Courses

Tideway Scullers School (TSS) runs five-day sculling courses at Easter and during the summer. Participants come from all age ranges, and some even come from overseas. Many are sweep rowers looking to try sculling; many are members from other clubs desperate for good coaching; many are juniors looking to get ahead. For a snapshot of what courses can be like, have a look at our Facebook page.

There are three types of course:

- General, which is suitable for all age groups and for all levels of ability, from experienced athletes to those who have never sculled before. There will be 30-35 attendees per course (approximately half junior and half adult), divided into groups according to ability. So there will be faster groups, and not so fast, on each course.

- No beginners, which is suitable for both adults and juniors who have some experience in single sculls. The course size is limited to a maximum of 22.

- Junior advanced, which caters for juniors (14-18) who have had experience of racing in a single scull. The course size is limited to a maximum of 22.

All the courses are coached by a team of TSS coaches, some of whom have represented Great Britain. The emphasis is almost entirely on single sculling, because we believe that there’s no substitute for getting in your own boat and learning how to make it move.


For details of the application process, please click on Sculling Courses FAQ. For our cancellation policies and a reminder that sculling is a potentially risky sport, with capsizes and collisions, see our Terms & Conditions.


-EARLYBIRD- book & pay before 31/01/19 -£375*

-FULL PRICEbook & pay after 31/01/19 -£389*

EASTER 2019:

- General course (Easter): 8 April - 12 April 2019. As the river and weather conditions can be unpredictable at this time of year, we do prefer some prior experience of sculling / rowing to participate. Email us if you are uncertain about this. 

SUMMER 2019:

- General course 1: 22-26 July

- No beginners course: 29 July-2 August

- General course 2: 5-9 August

- Junior advanced course: 12-16 August

- General course 3: 19-23 August


Booking is now OPEN for ALL COURSES via this link 

If you have any queries, contact us at



*Includes Introductory membership 

  • FAQ

    For details of the courses and application process please click on the FAQ link above.