Bowls is a friendly game – let the exercise of consideration for others, courtesy and good sportsmanship add charm to a skilful and rewarding sport. Here are a few tips which may help:
Hints for beginners (and others)
Bowls should not be dropped on the Green
Do not stand on the edges of the Green
Matches, cigarette ends etc., should be placed in the proper container, not in the ditches
Bowls should not be kicked in until the shot has been decided
After delivering a bowl a player should retire at least two meters behind the mat. He should not take up a position at or in front of the mat.
Don’t delay the game
Don’t wander around or move about the head when a player is about to deliver a bowl and particularly do not stand in line with the boundary pegs
Don’t talk in a loud tone whilst a player is about to deliver a bowl
When watching a match, always observe strict neutrality. Advice or criticism must not be given. Barracking is bad form.
All bowlers should know and understand the Laws of the Game as laid down by World Bowls
Give full support to the members of your team and Skip
Advise your opponent if unable to keep an appointment for any game
Always conform to the correct attire for play
Applaud good shots and generally encourage all players
Keep still and silent whilst your opponent and other members of the team are playing
Always watch the play. Take an interest without interfering
Play always for the side and not individual success
Argue with the Skip on the shot to play
Interfere with the Skip unless the position is changed
Develop mannerisms which indicate displeasure at indifferent play or success
Stray on the adjoining rink
Have excuses for bad play and readily accept praise for success
Abuse the privileges of the Club
When changing ends don’t go ahead of the player who last delivered a bowl
Coaching for the 2021 - 2022Season
Coaching sessions are available on request; If you need help with something that is going wrong in your game do not hestitate to contact any of our club coaches. They are more than willing to help. Weekly coaching will be held each Wednesday starting in doors for new bowler in August. Outdoor activities start early September.
Coaches contact details are in the club handbook.