Hertford Castle Bowls Club

Hertford Castle Bowls Club - Coaching

Open Days and Beginners' Courses

Open Days 2024
Sunday 28 April, 1.00 - 5.00pm
Saturday 22nd June, 1.00 - 5.00pm

Each Spring Hertford Castle Bowls Club holds at least two Open Days so that anyone interested in playing can give it a try.  If 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, and is a basic introduction to playing the game based on the English Bowls Coaching Scheme.


If after completing the course you decide to continue playing, we offer a reduced subscription for the rest of the current season. This will enable you to play in club matches straight away, enjoy our social functions, and make new friends.


If you miss our Open Days, you can still contact our 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 out different sizes and types and get some good advice. Beginners often start with a second-hand set which is not too expensive. After playing for a while, you will have a good idea of what size/weight bowl suits you best, and then may be a good time 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.

Pauline Scholey