If you are completely new to bowling but would like to try it, please contact our membership secretary to arrange a visit. The visit would normally be on a Tuesday or Thursday evening from 6pm.
All you would need to bring is a pair of flat soled shoes e.g. trainers so as not to damage the playing surface. An experienced member of the club will provide you with a suitable set of bowls to use from the club store and guide you through the initial steps of bowling. There is, of course, no charge for this and you would also be able to visit a few more times before you decide whether would like to proceed with joining the Club.
After joining you may continue to use club bowls until at some point you may wish to purchase your own set. Good quality second-hand bowls are generally available for purchase but you may wish to purchase new ones.
Having become a member you will need dedicated shoes for bowling. Bowling shoes should not be worn outside the green as fungus spores and other debris carried on shoes can cause damage to the green.
Having progressed to the stage where you would like to play in friendly and other matches Ramsbury & Aldbourne Bowls clothing with the RABC logo is available to purchase from the club secretary.
Bowls England say: TOP 5 REASONS TO GIVE BOWLS A GO
Playing Bowls is very doable.
Whatever your physique, bowls is a sport for everybody and it will help improve your fitness levels and mental wellbeing.
Bowls is not expensive.
To get going you don’t need lots of new kit and clubs put on taster sessions for free. Even when you get the bug, a set of bowls can cost as little as £90.
After Football, bowls has the second highest number of clubs in the country.
With so many places to play, it will take no time at all to get to a bowls club near you.
Compared to most sports, age and gender differences have less of an effect on a game of bowls.
It’s the perfect sport to combine time as a family with some healthy competition!
Bowls clubs are sociable places full of people looking to have fun.
Bowls is a great way to relax, make new friends and feel part of your local community.