Sunningdale Bowling Club Whitmore Lane, Sunningdale  SL5 0NA

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Useful Information for New Bowlers

Like many games, the object of bowls is essentially simple. It can be played by anyone, but to play consistently well demands determination, concentration and practice.

The game is played on a square of closely cut grass called 'the green', which is divided into playing areas called rinks.

The green is surrounded by a small ditch to catch bowls which leave the green, and a bank upon which markers indicate the corners and centrelines of each rink.

Players take turns to deliver their bowls from a mat at one end of the rink towards a small yellow ball called the jack at the other end. The bowls are shaped so that they take a curved path towards the jack. To be successful the bowl must be delivered with the correct weight, along the correct line.

The object is to get one or more of your bowls closer to the jack than those of your opponents on each end - one point is scored for each counting bowl.


The game of Bowls has much to offer. Joining our club, will give you the opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends and have a lot of fun. It certainly doesn’t matter if you have not been involved in any sport. Many bowlers haven’t, but they still make good bowlers. You will find no shortage of help from other members of the club. New bowlers often feel reluctant to get involved in competitive games early on, which is quite natural. However, once you are reasonably confident about delivering a bowl in roughly the direction you are aiming for, then get involved in competitive Bowls by putting your name down for matches. This is the surest way of improving your game – you will be warmly welcomed into any match situation.


Sunningdale Bowling Club is affiliated to Bowls England which controls and supports the sport nationally. The website is www.bowlsengland.com

We are also affiliated to The Royal County of Berkshire Bowling Association. The website is www.bowls-berkshire.com

These websites contain a wealth of information.


The club notice boards are a useful source of information. We publish a periodic newsletter and are always looking for new ways to improve communication within the club.

Members of the club are strongly encouraged to read the ‘Constitution/Rules & Members Information Handbook’.

Our green is open daily from 10.30pm to dusk (Tues. 1.30pm to dusk). Please use it. You can never get too much practice.


Equipment


There is a Bowls shop, J C Sports & Services, within Egham Indoor Bowls Club, Manorcrofts Road, Egham, Surrey TW20 9LX – shop phone 01784 439329

Opening times are Thurs. 10.00am – 8.00pm   Fri Sat & Sun 10.00am – 3.00pm

Website www.jcsports.co.uk

There is also a Bowls shop within the Reading department store Jacksons at

      Jacksons Corner/1-9 Kings Rd, Reading, RG1 3AS   Telephone Tel:0118-957 4477


WE HOPE YOU WILL DECIDE TO JOIN US.  A WARM WELCOME IS GUARANTEED.