As Christmas rushes up we can still go to the bowls club for Sunday short mat, ping and a swifter with friends and fellow members. The new calendar for the season is being planned and ideas are fast forming for a new film club - details to be announced shortly but with a bowling film on 30th November to wet our appetite followed by a Christmas special. Short mat Sundays 3 - 6pm Table tennis Mondays, Wednesdays and occasionally Fridays 6 - 8.30pm Other events and activities will be announced in due course
Our green will start having it's winter maintenance on 2nd October. Our last day of outdoor bowls will be 1st October until next April. Let's hope for some fine weather. But we now have a short mat in the pavilion for those occasions when play is not possible outside or over the winter. Come and try your hand at short mat bowls - it's different.
Our Summer event this year Be prompt at 11.00am for JOHN PEARCE the fabulous and famous violinist. And you can have an afternoon of music, bowls and CAKE ahead of you. Only £5 for adults £1 for children so what's not to like. Licensed bar Here are the rules Either bake a basic 7”-9” sponge cake, or 4 cup cakes and decorate with icing (all cups to be decorated the same). Adult category (16 yrs+) and junior categories. One entry per person ONLY – either sponge or cup cake, not both. Categories; Adult category sponge cake; Adult category cup-cake; junior category sponge cake & junior category cup-cake. Must register on the day – by 2 pm. The judge’s decision will be final. Prizes for 1st and 2nd in each category.
Sunday 24th July Anyone under 21, any level of experience including new players Register to play a week in advance by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or register on the day between 2 - 2.30pm at the bowling green Free to enter PRIZES, RAFFLE, REFRESHMENTS Family and spectators welcome
ALL WELCOME - wear flat shoes and comfy clothing, equipment and coaching provided. Opening times are: Saturday 2 - 5pm Sunday 3 - 6.30pm Monday 3 - 8pm (TABLE TENNIS from 6pm) Wednesday JUNIORS 4.30 - 6pm ALL AGES FOR BOWLS & TABLE TENNIS 6 -8 pm Thursday 6.30 - 8 pm INCLUDES TABLE TENNIS and occasional BBQ's ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP £15 GREEN FEES £3 members, £5 visitors
Roll up on Sunday 17th April 3.00 - 6pm for the start of our bowling season . For details on opening times see our bowls page https://grevillesmythbowlsblog.wordpress.com/bowls/. Junior bowls will start on Wednesday 20th April and will run weekly from 4.30pm - 6pm. This will be for age 7 upwards and FREE - run by qualified coaches and helpers. Our fees remain remarkably low - only £15 annual membership then £3 green fees when you play. Or £5 green fees for non members. Flat shoes or bare feet and comfortable clothing is all that's required. Bowls is a sport for all ages with many benefits such as: improved fitness improved coordination and skill development increased confidence and self-esteem enhanced mental wellbeing community connectedness and support.
Great news! We've been awarded £10,000 to develop junior bowls! The grant will enable us to train more coaches and buy additional equipment so that we can run weekly out of school bowls sessions for more young people next summer. We will hold community celebration events and all participants, their families and the local community will be invited to attend to showcase the new skills that they have learnt during the project. Following the sessions we will encourage the juniors to continue their participation by setting up a new junior team. More to follow.............................