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.


General Level Course : commencing 22nd July FULLY BOOKED, WAITLIST ONLY

No Beginners course commencing 29th July : We have 2 spaces remaining on this course, we are now accepting junior AND ADULT bookings. 

General Level Courses : comnencing 5th August  : Some availability currently, but on current level of bookings both courses are likely to be fully booked prior to course commencment,

Junior Advanced Course commencing 12th August : We have 3 spaces remaining for this course.  

General Level Course commecning 19th August : This course is FULLY BOOKED, WAITLIST ONLY.  There may be places that become available nearer the date, if you would like to attend please complete the booking form and I will get in touch should a place become available.  There is no need to pay anything at this point.

General Level Course 

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. 

Junior Rowers

Juniors are welcome from age 14.  

Juniors from age 12 may be eligible to attend our courses subject to minimum height and weight requirements - If booking on behalf of 12 or 13 year olds, please email giving details of their height and weight and we will respond with our recommendations.

- 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 our cancellation policies and a reminder that sculling is a potentially risky sport, with capsizes and collisions, see our Terms & Conditions.


SUMMER 2019:

- General course 1: 22-26 July    Fully booked.  WAITLIST only, registration via booking form

- 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.  Full Booked. WAITLIST only, registration via booking form

- Course Fee : £389

Booking is now OPEN for ALL COURSES via this link 

If you have any queries, contact us at



*Includes Introductory membership