Each Spring Hertford
Castle Bowls Club holds at least two Open Days so that anyone
interested in playing bowls can 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 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. Often beginners 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 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.