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Over the coming weeks we will bring you a selection of ‘Top Tips’ from our team of instructors.

This weeks Top Tips come from Pete Wilkins, who has been at The Royal Berkshire for nearly 20 years. As one of our team of full time instructors and an accomplished clay shot, he is also responsible for the smooth running of our Really Wild Clay Days behind the scenes.


Petes Top Tips are:


Tip 1- Watch the whole of the flight


When preparing to shoot and looking at a clay target pay close attention to the whole of its flight. Be sure to study and understand its line, speed and distance and always consider your stance with regards to being “setup” for your second shot.


Tip 2- Speed of target is important 


  • The speed of target is a very important part of a shot. When you are shown the clay pigeon before shooting, try using your front hand to point at your target at it really helps develop a feel for its speed and helps you develop a sense of timing for the shot.



Tip 3- Be organised 


  • Be organised when going shooting. Have the right kit and have it to hand. Nothing upsets a day’s clay or game shooting like not having the right equipment.


Good luck with practicing these tips over the summer.  But to really get to grips with them, why not book a lesson with Pete?