Give lawn bowling a go

After being a surprise hit sport at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, interest in lawn bowls around the UK has seen a sharp increase.

And while poor weather is often a barrier to playing (unless you’re playing indoors), find a good lawn bowls club and you’ll soon pick up the rules.

Want to learn how to play lawn bowls? These websites can help you get started.

Learning how to play

If you’re a visual learner, you’ll find plenty of videos about lawn bowls on YouTube. This instructional video by Jonathan Weisbarth is a good place to begin. It’s only five minutes, and it provides a great overview of how to play the sport – and how fun it can be.

For the readers among you, you’ll find an accessible beginners guide to bowls over on BBC Sport. This guide comes complete with instructional diagrams and links to bowling associations around the country.

The Bowls England website also has a great article on the benefits of the game; importantly, it encourages people of any age, gender or fitness level to take it up.

Find a club

Once you’re convinced bowling is for you, the next step is to find a club. At, there’s a handy find a club page that only requires you to enter your postcode. The Welsh Bowling Association offers a similar service, And if you live in Scotland, Bowls Scotland has details of club fixtures and events around the country.

What’s more, if you’re looking for bowling clubs around the world, there’s a site for that too: scour for details of lawn bowls clubs all over the globe.

Have you ever tried lawn bowling? 

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12th Aug 2018
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No bowls clubs in Sandbach? Nothing coming up on the Post Code search??
12th Jul 2017
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Hi, I, started, playing indoor bowls at the club in Nottingham, last march, I enjoy it very much, about a month ago, I decided I would like to try lawn bowling, at a local club, sent them an email for details, and tried to phone them but never got a reply, so will be staying with indoor bowling.
14th Aug 2015
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I have been playing lawn green bowls locally at Kings Heath Bowls Club, Birmingham for many years now. It is a very enjoyable game for all ages and is a great way of keeping fit, believe it or not!! All ages are welcome at our club and all you need is an interest in trying it out.

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