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For booking onto our Course(s) / Coached Trip(s) please head to the Booking Page

Paddlesports Coaching

Formed by Jon Halden with a simple aim. Provide fun, safe and supportive environment for people to learn how to Kayak, Canoe and Paddleboard (SUP). Jon is pleased to be a PaddleUK Coach and continues to ensure his professional training is up to date and is qualified and insured for the activities undertaken.

Paddlesports Coaching is a PaddleUK Delivery Partner and Paddlesup Training Award Provider

Qualifications include:

  • White Water Kayak Coach Award (Level 3) 
  • Sheltered Water Canoe and Kayak Coach (Level 3)
  • Stand Up Paddleboard Support Module
  • Freestyle Support Module
  • Freestyle Performance Award
  • Progressive Canoe Award
  • White Water Performance Award

Safety Training

  • Advanced White Water Rescue Training
  • White Water Rescue Training
  • Stadium Safety & Rescue Award
  • Foundation safety rescue training
  • Level 3 in outdoor first aid

Support Modules

  • Coaching the Mind Foundation
  • Unfamiliar Environments eLearning
  • Swimming Pools Foundation
  • Coach Developer eLearning
  • Mentoring eLearning
  • Safeguarding Training
  • British Canoeing Assessor Training
  • Assessing Competence in the Paddlesport Environment
  • Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning
  • Coaching Young Paddlers Foundation

PaddleUK Providership

Paddlesport Instructor (PSI)

Paddlesport Safety Rescue Course (PSRC)

Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor (SUPI)

Paddlesport Leader

Paddle Safer

Paddle Start / Discover / Explore

Multi Day Touring Award

Open Water Touring Award

SUP Sheltered Water Award

Touring Award

Stadium White Water Leader 

Stadium Safety Rescue Training

Stadium White Water Award

Progressive White Water Stadium Award

White Water Award

Please note that whilst this list will be updated as often as possible, it may not be up to date.

All our coaching session are bespoke for the paddler whether they are on Flat, Moving or within a Pool session. These can be arranged solo, duo or groups within deployement guidelines set out by PaddleUK.

White Water Award Provider 

Start / Discover / Explore Provider

PSRC Provider

Paddlesport Instructor Provider

Stadium Award Provider

Paddle Safer Provider


Please see some of our reviews below, for reviews check out the Facebook page or Google Listing


Regular trips will be announced via the Facebook page, Google Listing and regular mailouts. To book click on the below image. 


If you would like more information / have a question or just can’t find what you are looking for please do either email [email protected], text/whatsapp/call 07834 628 470 or complete the form below and I will get back to you as soon as possible

Useful Information

  • Paddlesports Coaching

Frequently asked questions 

Terms and Conditions of Booking

Policies and Procedures 

  • PaddleUK.org.uk/membership – For useful information on membership to PaddleUK and details on how to get a license.
  • Paddlesuptraining.com – Providing support and development of paddlers to achieve their goals
  • Gopaddling.info – Tips, hint and information on all things paddling including PaddlePoints which is an interactive map with paddling locations