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.

Our qualified County coaches along with our team of support coaches are available to support and help all our new recruits as well as our members who are looking to expand and improve their game.

Our club afternoons on Tuesdays & Thursdays and our Club evening on Friday present the perfect opportunity for player development, all players are welcome and special sessions will be flagged up in advance via email and noticeboards


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.

All Bowling balls and supporting equipment is provided FREE so please don’t worry about purchasing equipment

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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