Bowls is enjoyed by players of all ages and can be as social or as competitive as you like.
It’s a relatively gentle summer sport and a great way to exercise with a purpose.
You can play solo or as part of a team. You can play for relaxation or aspire to compete at regional, county and even national level. You choose.
Bowls is also very sociable – and not just off the green! You’ll usually find opponents talking about their play – and much else besides – through a match.
The basic principles and rules are very straightforward and easy to pick up. See our How to Play page.
And above all, it’s a great feeling when you send a bowl on its arcing course for 30 meters or so to exactly where you want it to be!