Participating in Bowling

Working to Meet the Different Needs of New and Existing Club Members

A lot of work has been focused on increasing club membership. We have welcomed around 25 new members to our club in the first half of 2022. To encourage both new members and our existing members to participate in club bowling we are trying to develop strategies that meet all members requirements.

Below there is a list of the social bowls taking place each week. It is aimed at different levels of expertise. This runs alongside the team play in league matches.

There are also plans being formulated for monthly competitions such as round robin,  knockout, and pairs. Notification of these will be by email and on the web site.

If you have any queries on involvement at any level or suggestions on how we can improve our club do speak to any team captain or contact us by email.


Social Bowling Stages

Stage One

Starter training sessions are on Tuesday morning, 10.00 to 11.30.
Alternative times can be arranged for those who are not available during the day.
At Manor Park there is free membership available for the season for those who are new
to bowling. Coaching is available and a choice of bowls to try out to match individual requirements. Bowls can then be hired for the first season for a returnable fee of £40.00.

Stage Two

The next level is our Sunday morning social session. This is when we have mini matches with a mix of new and more experienced players. All the
skills covered in the Tuesday sessions can be put into practice whilst acquiring knowledge of the game of bowls from our team players.

Stage Three

Our Friday Competition Night is the next level and is for those who are ready to play full
matches. This is where new members can learn match etiquette and rules by playing with existing members. Once newer members are match ready and feel they would like to continue to the next stage they can approach team captains to indicate that they would like to join a team. It’s also when existing members can play in a match if they have not had chance to play in a team during the week.

Stage Four

Become a member of one of our teams. A list if all leagues we play in is on this web site.

By offering bowling opportunities at different levels we hope to match the social and
physical needs of all those who join us at Manor Park. If you need any more information go to our web site, contact us at or turn up at our Tuesday/Sunday bowling sessions.