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Enthusiasm and skills on display

Vic Bridgeman and others bowling at a friendly

From late May through June, our enthusiastic players displayed their skills in multiple competitions, creating memorable experiences on the green. There were shots that won the game and those that went astray. There were unexpected wins and anticipated losses.

Our juniors, Jack and Will, proudly represented Tetbury at the junior (under 25) championships. Both in singles and as a pair, they displayed their sportsmanship and budding abilities. Other club members entered competitions like the national senior pairs, national mixed pairs and fours, plus various county level competitions. These are great experiences and an opportunity to play against wonderfully skilled contestants from all over the county.

Our goal is to advance through the rounds hoping to make it to the Bowls England National Finals in Royal Leamington Spa this August. And Tetbury Bowls Club has already made its mark this season. The ladies reached the Gloucestershire (South) semi-finals of the Top Club competition, battling it out against Frampton. Meanwhile, one of our men’s triples teams secured a spot in the county quarter-finals against Kingswood and Hanham.

Our up-and-coming novices are dipping their toes into competitive play. They’ve joined the social midweek and weekend friendly teams, where experienced players guide them through the intricacies of the game. Some novices have even entered the club’s official competitions—a fantastic way to gain valuable experience and build confidence.

As usual, it will be an action-packed July and August. Leagues, friendlies, county matches and club competitions home and away will keep us busy. If you’re curious about our upcoming fixtures, visit Or pop by to view a list of ‘what’s on’ in the week that is available on the veranda, complete with competition times. Spectators are always welcome.

At St Mary’s Primary School, we continue to coach children in the basics of playing short mat bowls. It’s an ideal introduction to lawn bowls, covering everything from understanding bowl bias to delivery techniques. From there, we encourage these budding bowlers to join our Sunday morning junior coaching sessions (held from 10-11:30 am), where they put their brand-new skills into practice on the green.

Tetbury Bowls Club welcomes all—whether seasoned players or curious newcomers. If you are interested in giving lawn bowls a try, contact us at 07414 274375. Our Friday evening social roll-ups are the perfect opportunity. We’ll arrange for one of our coaches to introduce you to this delightful sport.

Susanne Knaus

Tetbury Bowls Club


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