Indoor bowls is an activity that can be played by virtually any age or ability or even any disability. Most clubs would be delighted to welcome newcomers.
There is no need to spend huge amounts of money as beginner. You can attend trial events/ coaching sessions using equipment supplied by the centre after which should you wish to play regularly, woods and equipment are always for sale second hand. The sport is played at all levels from casual to international and is a great way to remain active when the more physical sport is beyond us and for those who can still kick a football it can still be a second sport that requires tactics, skill and patience.
Bowling is considered to be a healthy pastime not just for the physical involvement but it helps with offering involvement and contact with people for those who are elderly or live alone. It is a simple game but can also offer a challenge to acquire a high skill level.
There are many different ways to get involved with bowling as well as playing the game such as coaching, volunteering, administration and committee work.
There are no barriers to anyone with sections for youth, disabled, visually impaired, men’s, ladies and mixed. So there is a place for everyone and most clubs have a social section to add to the range of activities.
To find your nearest leisure centre that offers a bowling visit our centre locator and find your nearest Everyone Active centre and then click on the activities page.
This activity is available in other centres too. To be directed to the centre that offers this activity as well, please select the district council first and then the centre from the below dropdown list. You will automatically be redirected to the centre page on centre selection.
Why not register for free and take part in this program and get active and feel better? Create your account and track your progress, or come along to a session in centre and speak with our expert staff