Instructor Max: professional clay shooting tuition

CPSA Coach Of The Year Max Tarr provides tailored, professional tuition in clear and simple way, designed to help you increase your clay shooting knowledge, confidence and performance

Clay Shooting Tuition

Clay Shooting Tuition

Max offers the complete 1-2-1 service, available seven days a week.

Max is able to customise his tuition to whatever your goals and admirations may be. 

Young Shots

Future Shots

Max sponsors 10 up and coming young shots, aged between 9-21, supporting them with regular tuition, cartridges and clothing.

Shotgun Open

Game Shooting

Whether you need a loader, instructor or a chauffeur or any combination of those, Max is able to help!

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Over the past 5 years I have been fortunate enough to align myself with some fantastic companies who are incredibly supportive of what I’m doing in the clay shooting world. 

Lyalvale Express are the UK’s leading cartridge manufacturer. They support me with cartridges and therefore allow me to supply my clients with a top-quality product. 

Yildiz & Raytrade generously supply guns for myself and my clients to use when shooting and coaching.  

Avalon Guns are a gun shop based in Street, Somerset, and they also have a shop at Mendip Shooting Ground where I am fortunate to carry out a lot of my instruction. Avalon Guns kindly support my Future Shots Academy with cartridges.  


“I’ve been lucky enough to make my passion and love of shooting into my day job – allowing me to share my knowledge and help my students improve their performance, confidence and overall enjoyment of the sport… I can’t ask for much more than that. Come say hello if you spot me on your next shoot”

Instructor Max

CPSA Qualified Instructor

About Max

Max was introduced to shooting at age 12 by his father, Andrew Tarr, at Lady’s wood Shooting School where his father taught.

Fast forward to 2023 and Max has transformed his own shooting and coaching through hard work and determination, so much now that he is considered one of the top coaches in the country.

The beginning

Early on in Max’s shooting instructor journey, he and his father set up an events and hospitality company (Safe and Sound Shooting) coaching groups, both corporate and stag and hen parties, in clay shooting.  It was these early years that forged an intensive foundation towards his coaching career, coaching thousands of people as a young coach. This grounding has been key for Max, honing the required skills to help diagnose and solve problems for anyone looking to improve their shooting. 

At the Age of 17, Max earned his CPSA Safety Officers qualification, then at 21 he earnt his first coaching qualification, the Association of Professional Instructors Level One Instructors course.

Max at the age of 24 then earned the CPSA Level 1 Instructors qualification, shortly followed by the ISSF Cat D qualification in Olympic Trap/Skeet with British shooting and a Lantra Loaders qualification.

As the client base began to expand further, Max created various social media channels such as Instagram in late 2018, with the intention of sharing knowledge and coaching tips with budding and fellow shots. Boosting his offering further, Max introduced tuition vouchers and clay shooting deals, then in 2019 Max decided to quit his carpentry job to pursue coaching full time.

Through this journey, Max’s shooting has rapidly progressed. This has been down to his commitment and dedication to practice and CPSA registered competitions. Currently Max is AAA Class and in 2024 will be looking to get into the England Team for English Sporting.

Max is lucky enough to have the support from amazing sponsors and corporate partners and cannot wait to continue the upward trajectory in 2024!

Max Tarr

Max Tarr

CPSA Qualified Instructor

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APSI Level 1 Instructor

APSI Level 1 Instructor


CPSA Level 1 Instructor


Lantra Loaders Qualification


ISSF Class D Qualification

Tailored Clay Shooting Tuition

Max has spent many years learning from the best and tailors his teaching approach to your individual learning style, explaining in a clear, simple way which will enable you to enjoy the tuition but also increase your skill levels. Max offers a complete one to one service, available seven days a week.

Future Shots Academy

Max sponsors 10 up and coming young shots around the country, aged between 10-21, supporting them with regular tuition, cartridges and clothing.

Bringing new people to the sport, and encouraging the next generation of shots is a cause close to Max’s heart. The Future Shots Academy is Max’s own personal initiative.

Max is currently not subsidised. The Future Shots Academy is purely about supporting the next generation of young shots where possible, as well as giving opportunities to youngsters who wouldn’t necessarily get that opportunity.

Game Shooting

Whether you need a loader, instructor or a chauffeur or any combination of those, Max is able to help!
Where do you teach?
Max teaches at primarily two grounds, Mendip Shooting Ground and Barbury Shooting School. He is able to to travel to different grounds given prior notice.
Why should I learn with Max?

Every instructor is different and won’t necessarily work for everyone. However, Max guarantees that lessons will be tailored to each individual learner’s needs – so that he may help them as best he can. Talk about your style, your achievements and your focus.

What can I expect from a lesson with Max?
Management of expectations – gentle progression, confidence, ENJOYMENT, advice on taking the sport up including kit advice.
What ability levels does Instructor Max Teach?

Max instructs complete beginners, he is able to teach you the complete basics and then take you forward and give you the best possible start. He also instructs people who are shooting English Sporting CPSA Registered competitions and are anywhere between C and A class level shots. 

Clay Shooting Tuition

Contact Max: Please complete the enquiry form below or call 07985 274 151 for more information.

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