Thames Side

The Thames Side stand up paddleboard lessons are held at this great venue, Thames Side, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1PX

 

  • Saturday 09.00-10.00 MATT Pilates (in the Club House)
  • Saturday 12.00-13.00 SUP Pilates (on the water)
  • Saturday 09.00-11.00 All Levels paddleboarding
  • Saturday 14.00-16.00 All Levels paddleboarding

Our mixed levels lessons are great fun for everyone from total beginner to advancing paddlers.

All of our groups are relatively small with a maximum of 8 allocated to an instructor.  This helps us to maintain a fun and active lesson whilst keeping it safe on the river.

All lessons start with land based training for the total beginners and we mix in more advanced techniques for those who have done stand up paddle boarding before.

 

Your land session will include:

  • Kit awareness
  • Board safety
  • Assessing the current conditions and location
  • Mounting and falling
  • Paddle stroke
  • Self recovery

 

Moving onto the water

Once we’ve completed the land based work we move onto the non-tidal part of the river to put into practice the things we’ve been discussing on land.

 

Our goals:

In the 2 hour session we aim to get you up and paddling around with others on the river. Some people take a little longer to get the feeling of balance, but our kit is designed to give help and support where needed.

 

The SUP Skipper Card:

Once you’ve completed the intro lessons (minimum 2) and obtained your hours you’ll be able to apply for our SUP Skipper Card.   This will give you access to our rental and demo fleet on Saturdays, during our lesson times as well as the popular Adventure paddles on Wednesdays.

 


Check out the Walton Bridge venue for our SUP Lessons.

Carefully selected, you’re guaranteed to enjoy your time on the water with us in this idyllic location.

Why not invite friends or family along and get everyone OnBoard!

And don’t forget: complete your lessons and you can earn the Skipper Card after which you can hire the kit and go make your own adventures!