Coaching

The club has three qualified and active coaches: Jennie and John Gray (EBCS level 2) and Chris Robinson (BDA level 2).

Since 2012 the club has run a four session beginners course which covers every aspect of the game of lawn bowls and prepares participants to proceed to join a bowls club with sufficient knowledge and skills to confidently take part in friendly and competitive games. Enrolment usually takes place at our annual open day (see tab on left) - the next one will be on Saturday 27 April. The course then follows in May and June. It costs £20, and includes a copy of the laws of the sport and suggested practices. And, because we value the spirit in which the game as played just as much as the result of any match, an outline on etiquette. Advice is always available regarding buying bowls, equipment and clothing.

Coaching is also available for club members through the outdoor season on Monday afternoons at 4pm and Wednesday mornings at 10.45am - please contact Chris Robinson to let her know you would like to come and double check the session will be running. Primarily these are opportunties to address issues - like delivery, getting the line, different sorts of shots etc. - on an individual basis, to rebuild understanding and confidence or increase range of skills. 

In preparation for the move indoors, sessions are also usually offered to adjust to playing on our long mats. More information about these will be published here in September.  

The coaching cupboards have a variety of bowls and aids - all are welcome to use them but they should always be returned after every session.