Ember’s Introductory Course

The pandemic caused us to cancel the 2020 Introduction To Bowls course but with cases diminishing and vaccinations increasing we were able to run the course during May 2021 and introduced 17 new players to the sport of Bowls.    Our 2022 course starts on SUNDAY 8th May – Why not join us?

The Class of 2013

New Bowlers Learning the Basics

Everybody has to start somewhere and it’s nice to have a helping hand to explain what is going on and how the game is played. 
Ember’s Introductory Course for beginners has now been running for over 13 years.  We have four qualified coaches on hand to get you started in the game so there is plenty of experience available – and it won’t cost you a penny!

Course Objective:
Ember’s Introductory Course make no assumptions about your knowledge of the game and aims to provide a painless entry for a complete beginner to the game of Bowls by teaching you the basic techniques and the way the game is played.  By the end of the course you should feel confident enough to join a club, enjoy roll-ups with fellow members and develop your skills further through play.

If you have not played the game before take a look at these videos to see the basics of the game.  (Videos open in a new window)
How to Play Bowls

Bowl Up and Shine

If you like what you see, get in touch with us through
Sylvia Jones (sylviatheaker@ntlworld.com, 01932 788701) or
Ken Homewood (kenhomewood@live.com,  01483 282384)
to find out more details.

When is the Course held?
The 2022 course starts on a Sunday morning 8th May.  There are four follow-up sessions on Thursday Evenings and Sunday mornings over the next two weeks.  
Attendance at all of these is recommended but, if you have to miss any, catch-up sessions can be arranged.
Course Content: The initial “taster” will give you the opportunity to try your arm at bowling and give you an appetite to carry on further. Each follow-up session will include an introduction to game organisation, the basic rules and game etiquette as well as help with achieving a good bowling technique. This will be mainly carried out on the green unless the weather is poor, in which case useful work is done in the clubhouse. Helpful notes are supplied. Full details of the course can be obtained from the contacts listed below.
Continuation:  The coaches and fellow bowlers will still be on hand throughout the season to give help and guidance, should you feel you want it.  In addition any new bowlers who join the Club are encouraged to continue meeting on Thursday evenings throughout the season for further development.  These sessions are also open to all bowlers who want help in developing their skills.
Dress Code:  There is no special requirement for the course other than you must wear flat-soled shoes having no heels.  Trainers are usually satisfactory provided the sole is relatively smooth.  The course organiser will be able to advise you on the suitability of your footwear.
Equipment:  All the equipment you need will be provided.  The club has a selection of bowls that can be borrowed at any time until you feel ready to buy your own set.
Cost:  There is no charge for participating in the Introductory Course and no obligation to take up membership of the club.
Contacts for enquiries or to book a place:
Call Sylvia Jones on 01932 788701 or email sylviatheaker@ntlworld.com
 or Ken Homewood on 01483 282384 or email kenhomewood@live.com

Beginner’s Course 2021

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