Each Spring Hertford Castle Bowls Club holds two Open Days for anyone interested in playing the game to give it a try. If you find you enjoy your bowling trial, you can follow it up with a beginner’s course. This consists of four free sessions each lasting approximately 2 hours. Based on the English Bowls Coaching Scheme it is a basic introduction to playing the game.
If after completing the course you decide to continue playing, we will offer 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.
If you miss our Open Days don't worry. Contact club coach Pauline on 01992 503887 and a trial session can be arranged.
A set of bowls is required but don't rush out to buy new, it's important to choose carefully. You will have the opportunity to try different sizes and types, and be advised on the most suitable bowls for you. Often beginners start with a second hand set which is not too expensive. Once you have been playing for a while and your game improves, you will get a good idea of what size/weight bowl suits you best and then you may wish to invest in a new set.
If you join us you will need a pair of bowls shoes and a club shirt. Bowls is not an expensive sport and this initial outlay will last for many years. If you feel you need extra help at any time, coaching is always available on request.