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Getting Started

There are a couple of ways in which you can get started with Fencing at Towcester Centre for Leisure:

Give us a call on  01327 322480 – we can provide you with answers to any of your questions and book you into your course or send us an enquiry with any queries you may have, by filling in the form below

Our dedicated team is happy to help and can provide you with any information you require.

About Fencing

FFencing is a unique and classical competitive sport. Using replica swords, the aim is to score points by hitting one another whilst moving back and forth on an area called a piste. Despite the nature of the sport it is actually a safe and fun combat sport due to the face masks, gloves, and protective jackets, making for an enjoyable and inclusive activity for all.

Fencing is a quick and exciting sport using explosive energy to increase reaction time, coordination, and leg strength. The sport is competitive and engaging, giving you the skills to think clearly and anticipate moves. Fencing can have huge social benefits, allowing you to bring friends along and make new ones too!

What Should I Wear?

We recommend that you wear comfortable footwear (such as non-marking court trainers), and light, comfortable sportswear to maximise flexibility and to ensure that you are kept cool. Your facemasks, gloves and jackets will be provided for you. We would also strongly advise that you bring plenty of water to keep hydrated during your session.