FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book a lesson or event?

Our training system is managed by a company called Sentient Archery. You can go to their website for all the information you need.

Do I need to buy equipment?

No – The club has equipment that you will use during your lessons.

We recommend that you do not buy equipment until you have done a fair amount of shooting. This is due to the fact that your shooting style will change as you improve and become stronger and more used to holding and shooting a bow. Your coach will advise you as to when you should look at buying equipment, and will then assist you in ordering the correct equipment to suit both your shooting and your pocket!

Do I need to wear special clothing or bring anything to my first lesson?

Just wear comfortable clothing and closed flat shoes. Bring sunscreen and something to drink if it’s hot. You can wear a cap or hat, although we recommend a soft hat as sometimes a hard visor can get in the way of the string when shooting.

May I bring my kids with me when I come for my lesson?

Preferably not, but you may bring your children provided that they are old enough to sit quietly and watch you. If they disturb or distract the other archers you will be asked to remove them for their own safety and that of the other archers. Remember, an archery range is a dangerous place and unsupervised children could get injured, or worse.

May I bring my dog (or any other pet) to the range?

No dogs (or any other pets) are allowed on the range. This is for their own safety and that of the other archers.

How do I become a member of Archers of Zoo Lake?

Club Membership is managed by Sentient Archery. Please head over to their website for more information and contact details.

What is the benefit of becoming a member of Archers of Zoo Lake:

Once you have become a member you may shoot in the club tournaments, represent the club at other tournaments, and are permitted to wear the AZL uniform. You will also be permitted to come to the range and shoot whenever you wish, provided that there is not a function (e.g. corporate function) or a club tournament happening at the same time. You are also able to vote at the AGM and are eligible to apply for a position on the committee.

I have other questions not covered above.

Kindly contact us through our ‘Contact Us’ page and we shall answer any questions that you may have.