Ember’s Introductory Course

Have we whetted your appetite?  If so our 2024 Introductory Course starts on SUNDAY 12th 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 14 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 the 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 2024 course starts on Sunday morning 12th May.  There are three 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.  In addition, new bowlers joining the Club are encouraged to continue meeting throughout the season for further development on Thursday evenings as well as joining in our Monday Club Night and weekday ‘roll-ups’.  There is no better way to learn other than through play.  We have recently added ‘Path To Progress’ sessions giving more advanced tuition and guidance which proved popular and successful with experienced and novice bowlers alike.  These will be run again this year.
Dress Code:  There are no dress 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 prior to obtaining 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 – Getting Started