1st Class Coaching


Enjoy the game and the atmosphere

We run coaching sessions throughout the season primarily aimed at all new members, whatever their age. These take place on our green and are designed to be as informal and friendly as possible.

We try to have at least one group coaching session each month with individual tuition also  available to anyone who requests it. Our experienced members are always happy to provide extra help at our regular club afternoons and evenings where all standards play together.

We now have three qualified County coaches and are looking for more of our members to take advantage of many shorter Coaching Courses available through the Herts Coaches Association, the Bowls Development Alliance and Bowls England.


Our coaching aims are to cover the following basics:

  • Introduction to the game and coach new members to a standard where they feel comfortable to put their name down for friendly matches
  • Learn how to use the equipment
  • Look at the etiquette and rules of the game
  • Establish a good and repetitive technique
  • Play various formats of the game i.e.Singles, Pairs, Triples, Fours
  • Improve game skills with progressive and fun challenges


On-line coaching videos

Having an appreciation of a tried and tested technique, however, will help you play the best game you can. The links to on-line coaching videos below are given to help with this. However, we cannot be held responsible for any breakages or injuries you may incur when using any of these on-line coaching videos. 

Selecting the Bowl Having the correct bowl for the size of your hand and ensuring it is of the correct weight for you is vital.  This video will help highlight some of the key points you should consider when choosing a set of bowls.
The Grip How should you hold the bowl to help ensure the best delivery.
The Stance Position of feet, position of body – what are the alternatives.
Delivery The most important part of bowling – or is it?   Take some advice from this expert.
Delivery Line How should the bowl travel to the jack?  Watch this to see.
Common Faults How many of these do you have?   Let’s eliminate them one at a time.
The Draw Shot The one we always want to achieve – let this coach give you advice on how to make the perfect draw.

More videos will be added as we come across them and all will be vetted by our coaches to ensure they do not conflict with current practices but please remember, what is right for one person, may not be right for you.   

Dress Code – is totally informal for practice sessions (roll ups) although we do ask all attendees to wear bowls shoes if possible otherwise bring flat soled shoes to help protect the green. We do have a stock of bowling shoes at the club that fit most sizes if anyone requires them. All coaching sessions are flagged up on our clubhouse notice boards along with our social media outlets such as our website, facebook and email. (for further information on dress please see our Kit & Equipment Guide page)

If you require any further information about our coaching please contact our Recruitment & Development Officer Kevin Clarke on 07841 371943

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