1. Find a good club with experienced coaches
It is important to have the right person to assist you correctly from the beginning. Every club will have people who can teach you the elementary steps. There will also be some old master hands, who can take you further as you take the sport more seriously.
2. Try renting your equipment at first
Clubs will often provide the beginner with equipment free of charge or will rent it to you for a small fee. It is best to try out the sport first rather than splashing out on something which you may never get any proper use out of.