About Max Tarr
An early starter, Max first began clay pigeon shooting when he was 12 years-old. Introduced to the sport by his father the pair enjoyed days out shooting and competing together, building fond memories and sharing quality time. In 2017 Max became a level one instructor after taking one of the CPSA’s widely acclaimed courses. Since then he’s been moving from strength to strength within the sport.
What’s the most rewarding thing about being a coach?
Improving people will always be the most rewarding thing as a coach, the smile you recieve when someone finally hits that elusive clay consistently is the best. It’s hard to sift through all the memories, but I sponsor a few young shots with lessons and every time I see them I walk away smiling because they’re always improving and their will to learn and listen is unmatched.
How would you describe the sport to someone who has never tried it or who doesn’t think it’s for them?
It's safe, exciting, challenging and fun. Hitting the target requires skill, timing and hand-eye coordination, but there's nothing quite like that feeling when you pull the trigger and see the target explode into a million pieces!
What are some of your personal ambitions within the sport?
My personal ambition is to reach my maximum potential within the sport whilst enjoying myself. I'm keen to prove to myself that I have what it takes to make someone a good shot. I hope to experience as many different shooting grounds and to meet as many new people within the sport as possible.
Why is having the right kit so important when you’re clay pigeon shooting?
All the kit you will see me wear is essential. My ears and eyes are irreplaceable, so I need to look after them as best as I can. As I’m often out in all weather my clothing choices are key, I need to be as prepared as possible to keep myself protected from the elements.
If someone is considering getting into coaching, what is your best advice on this?
Go onto the CPSA website, find a local CPSA qualified coach, and pick their brains. See if you're able to shadow them a few times just to get a feel for what a lesson should be like. You can then head back onto the CPSA website and have a look at the fantastic array of courses available to start your coaching journey.
What are you looking forward to in 2020?
I’m looking forward to seeing how far I can take my clients this year and watch them improve. I’m excited to represent Musto and wear their fantastic clothing when out coaching or shooting clays.