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Argleton Bowling Club

Beginners Guide

The aim of the game is simple. Get your bowls as close as possible to a small white ball called the 'jack'.

It might sound easy, but the fact that the bowls do not travel in a straight line seriously adds to the tactical challenge.

Bowls can be played indoors or outdoors, and the rules are the same, with top stars from both formats coming together to play lawn bowls at the Commonwealth Games.


Bowling Stance

  • Bend your knees to take yourself to a comfortable height so that you can deliver the bowl without dumping it.
  • Since your arm swing will probably be shorter if you are lower this may also be a way you can train your brain to vary your weight