Starting to play

Our regular league games are in the evenings at 6pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For those over 55 years we have afternoon leagues at 1pm on Tuesday and Thursday. We organise friendly roll ups on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday at 4pm. The greens are open at other times for friendly social practice.

If you decide to join us then we will be happy to provide advice as to which bowls to choose and what other equipment is essential. Once you become a member it is up to you how little or how much you play. Coaches are available to get you going and then, if you wish, to help you improve your game.

As a member you will be entitled to go on the green to practice or have a roll-up whenever it is available and to put your name down to play in friendly matches. We have friendly roll ups each week so there are plenty of opportunities. You can enter club competitions and play in five mixed league teams.

Our aim is that you and your family enjoy your bowling experience. Lawn bowling is for all the family to enjoy and we have bowls to suit all ages.

We hope that with vaccinations being rolled out that we are able to start our season at the end of March.

Dates for the diary
27th Mar Spring meeting 11am and Green Opening
11th and 25th Apr – Open day
18th Apr – Open Pairs competition
19th Apr – League games begin
2nd May – Open Pairs competition, round robin
9th May – Open set Singles competition, round robin

Member Profile – After trying bowls whilst holidaying in Spain. I returned in March 2019 and approached Jarrow Bowls Club who were very welcoming and let me play a few ends. I joined the club that day and was soon playing in league games.
I was at the club every day practising and playing anyone who would have a game with me. I then played a few games for the club and was playing as much as I could. This year I played as much as possible but due to Covid it was very limited however we did manage to enjoy local games and competitions.
With a bit of luck I managed to win the club Championship.

Member Profile – I’ve been playing three years and was welcomed into the club as completely new to the game. I’ve had several players offering support to help improve my technique. I thought the game was easy and the players to be old and stuffy people. I was very wrong on both assumptions and with a growing number of younger players there is a lot more diversity.
I’ve improved a lot this year having confidence to play my own game. I come for social engagement and enjoy the good hearted banter between our club players and visitors.