Our club opened its gates in 1985 and is set in a beautiful, peaceful area, with the backdrop of the local church (St Michael’s) in the old village of Kingsteignton. We pride ourselves on being a friendly club, happy to welcome all new members of any age and ability. Wheelchair access is also available and wheelchair users are more than welcome.
We have an excellent outdoor synthetic surface, consisting of four rinks, allowing bowls to be played all year round. Beginners are welcome to come and have a go, using equipment provided by the club before having to buy bowls and shoes for themselves. For use on the bowls green, smooth soled shoes with no heel are required. Traditionally, white tops and grey trousers/skirts are worn on the green but since late 2019, for practice games only (roll ups), casual attire is allowed (relaxed dress code), which is optional at our club through 2021. N.B: – For those of you that have ventured to view our Application Form, which is a link from the Membership heading, you’ll notice in the notes that it stipulates that white tops & grey bottoms are the order of the day for roll ups. This has presently been superseded by the optional wearing of casual clothes as stated above.
One of our members is a qualified coach and any tuition given is free of charge to new members.
There is a thriving programme of bowling to suit all abilities. Informal ‘roll-ups’ (practice) take place most afternoons throughout the year and there are monthly social evenings in the Winter months. The club would normally run a team in the Mid Devon League (MDL) but for this year, due to Covid uncertainty, there is no MDL for any club. Again, there is usually 2 teams in the South Devon Over 55s League and a Ladies team in the SDLBL. However, Covid awareness has curtailed the fixture list to 1 Over 55’s squad only (the ‘Y’ div.) and no ladies SDLBL for this year only. We are playing mixed Friendly matches and internal competitions, though, with some restrictions owing to the Covid rules. These usually prove to be great competitive fun!
The club house is equipped with a kitchen and a social area which hosts the regular fun packed social evenings. The changing rooms have lockers to store bowlers’ equipment and the toilet facilities include a separate disabled toilet.
To conclude, our club offers a very attractive package for all. Why not come along and give bowls a try?
Presently, of course, many sports clubs (just to name one outlet) have taken a massive hit, due to Covid-19. Along with other sports outlets our club is open again for bowls since 29th March 2021. Certain safety guide lines will be explained to first time visitors plus various notices & instructions displayed at the club, which must be strictly adhered to.
Further easing of Covid rules are now in place since 17th May. Please see the page under ‘News’ for further details.
Enjoy your bowling!