The aim of the game is simple. Get your bowls as close as possible to a small white ball called the ‘jack’. However there’s so much more to it than that!!

BBC Sport has a nice concise beginners guide aimed at anyone interested in taking up the sport. The article covers everything from how competitions unfold and how the scoring system works, to different types of delivery and tactics. You can read BBC Sport’s Beginners Guide To Bowls here.

For full details about flat green outdoor bowls in England please visit Bowls England.

To ask a question or to arrange to join us please do not hesitate to contact us, we look forward to hearing from you!