Yes, May is start of the bowls season – it’s that time of year again! Come to our free Open Day on Sunday 14 May 2017 from 2.30pm to 5pm at our Elms Park base in Ruddington. You’ll be able to try your hand at bowls, hear about the club and enjoy refreshments. Experienced or novice, why not drop in (come with a friend) and see if the game and our lovely club are for you?
Experienced players wishing to return to the game are very welcome to join us to try our green and meet our members. For the novice, once again we have a ‘Play Bowls Package’ on offer to provide a chance to learn and try the game. For just £5, you can enjoy 4 coaching sessions with friendly, qualified coaches and up to 6 informal games with members. All equipment is provided free for the trial and if you like the club, the £5 comes off your membership! All the club asks is that people wear flat, smooth-soled shoes with no heels (flip flops or old slippers might suit the purpose) in order to protect the greens.
Andy Scott, Club Membership Officer and Coach, said: ‘We now have a well-established bowls school in a fabulous setting. People are made welcome, get coaching and have fun learning the game. Whilst the game is great, affordable and easy to learn, the real dividend comes through the friendships and companionship developed within the membership. We have welcomed many new members through the bowls school over recent years – and would love to welcome more.’
The bowls season runs from May to September and the game itself is affordable. For those who just want social games, there are weekly informal club roll ups, and around 20 friendly non-competitive games to be enjoyed. League games are available just about every day of the week for the competitive. Evening league games start at 6.30pm and we also have games in the afternoon and at weekends. The club has working members (not just the retired!) and games for male, female and mixed teams, with a great range of formats to choose from.
Andy added: ‘Bowls can have a stuffy image, but generally we play in casual clothes for non-competitive games and we have fun. We offer options for all levels of ability and the physical demands are not that great. So, why not come see us with a view to joining our club and making some new friends?’