is a very simple game which is complicated by humans." This very
wise remark was said to me when I took up the sport about 20 years ago and
I often think about it and realise how true that gentleman was
who play this noble sport variously, refer to it as a sport, a game, a
past-time, a hobby, a fellowship, an obsession or match.
Bowls can be all things to all men and women.
strength, agility and athletic prowess count for little in the noble
game. Preferred attributes should be temperament, balance, patience, a
tiny dose of natural ability and the capacity to remember simple instructions.
take up bowls for a multitude of reasons and every one of them is valid.
Light and gentle exercise, fresh air, companionship, sociability and
competitiveness all have their parts to play.
Clacton you may rollup with your friends, practise on your own and take part in
club sponsored drives, competitions, internal leagues, friendly matches or
competitive matches. The choice is yours. You may even desire to
purely sit in the sun with a tall glass of your favourite tipple, that
also is your choice.
you join Clacton Bowling Club there is no pressure to do anything.
All you have to remember is do your own thing and enjoy it. If you are
considering joining our bowls club why not give the Secretary a
ring. He will arrange an introduction for you with one of our
qualified coaches to see if you like the game before you sign up as a member.
not rush out and buy a set of bowls because it's odds on you will buy the wrong
size. Bowls vary in size from 0 to 7 in two weight ranges. We
maintain a stock of bowls in all sizes and the first thing the coach will do is
give you a variety of sizes to try out in an effort to find out which size you
are most comfortable with.
you need is a pair of flat soled shoes without heels. Everything else
comes later if you decide to join.
this! If a senile octogenarian with a hearing aid, a limp, a bad back,
arthritis and all our yesterday’s syndrome can deliver a bowl 35 yards to touch
a little white ball, so can you!