How to Play Bowls

The main things any new bowler needs is to learn:

  1.  ‘the game’
  2. how to choose bowls
  3. etiquette and laws of the game

1. For those who enjoy reading then World Bowls is a good place to start, http://www.worldbowls.com 

For others the art of learning is through playing so we recommend our Social roll-up/game sessions on Tuesday mornings, 10.30-12.00, and Friday evenings 18.00-dusk with refreshments available and open bar on Fridays.  have registered coaches who run designated group sessions but who can be booked for individual tuition. 

2. A basic generic guide for choosing bowls can be found on the blog, Lawn Bowling Online, http://lawnbowlingonline.blogspot.com/2009/12/welcome-to-lawn-bowling-online.html 

All bowls manufacturers tend to have their own site with guidance on the trajectory of the different models. Drakes Pride, Henselite, Taylors and Aero are well known manufacturers. Visit a local outlet (search online for shops such as Shot Bowl and Bowls Bi-Us) where generally you can see bowls of different makes and models. Mark Royal under the Potters Bowls visits Huntingdon Indoor Bowls Club several times a year, contact HIBC for 2019/20 dates.

3. Playing the game with more experienced players will over time instill the laws and etiquette into most club bowlers minds and see various pages under Knowledge.