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Learn to Play

It’s really easy to get started

Find a club

Find a club (or clubs) near you. You can visit our Clubs page to see a list of clubs in the Western Cape. Clubs vary in the facilities they offer, the hours they are open, and the way they operate.

If you need some advice or assistance then contact our provincial Marketing and Membership Manager, Taz Bright. You can reach her through our office.

Visit a club (or clubs)

Contact the club of your choice (or a couple of them) and discuss your interests with them. Bowling Clubs will be happy to chat to you about the options available – and many of them will welcome you down for some social bowling before you have to commit to any form of membership.

Don’t be afraid to phone, e-mail or visit more than one club before you commit anywhere.

Have a free lesson

Most clubs also have at least one coach who will gladly give you a free introductory lesson. This takes about an hour and can be organised according to a variety of schedules.

You don’t need to buy anything

All you will need at first is comfortable clothing of any colour and shoes with flat, smooth soles (no bumps, heels or studs). Depending on the time of year, it may also be a good idea to have a cap or hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water.

The club and coach will lend you everything else.

If the bowls bug bites you (and we know it will!) the coach will advise you what to buy, when to buy it and where. They will also advise on what size bowl and model will be best for you, based on the size of your hand and your build.