Every spring Hertford Castle Bowls Club holds two Open Days when any one can come along and have a go at playing bowls with no obligation. If you enjoy this session you can follow it up with a beginner’s course, which consists of 4 sessions of approximately 2 hours, this is absolutely free. The four-session course is based on the English Bowls Coaching Scheme and is a basic introduction to playing the game.
(To find the dates for our Open Days, click the left side button "Club Fixtures")
We hope you will enjoy the course and will want to continue playing bowls with us. At the end of the course we will offer you a reduced subscription for the rest of the current season. This will enable you to immediately play in club matches, enjoy our social functions and make new friends. Bowls is a very friendly and social game.
If you unfortunately missed our Open Days it is not too late. Just contact the Captain, Geoff on 01707 893713 or the club coach, Pauline on 01992 503887, and a trial session can be arranged.
A set of bowls is the most expensive and most important item you need to buy. Do not rush into buying a set before you start bowling. It is important to choose carefully. You will have the opportunity to try different sizes and types of bowl and be advised on the most suitable bowls for you. Most beginners start with a second hand set, these cost from about £40 upwards, depending on their age. You will also need a pair of bowls shoes and a club shirt. When your ability has improved and you have a better idea of what you like, a new set of bowls costs from £130 upwards (a good Christmas present from the family).
Bowls is not an expensive sport and this initial outlay will last for many years.
If you feel you need a little extra help at any time, coaching is always available on request.
Pauline Scholey 16th June 2012