Wānaka Bowling Club opened its doors to the public last Sunday, March 8 for an open day which club members felt was “very successful.”
Twenty visitors, most of whom had little or no experience of bowling, came along and, despite the rain, played outside for most of the day, only retreating to the club’s heated indoor stadium in the afternoon.
Publicity officer Peter Wilson said that the visitors were “the most enthusiastic group you could have asked for… and quick learners as well.” According to the club, bowls is a game for all people regardless of age or ability. It can be low key and social or fiercely competitive - it all depends on you.
Newcomers at the open day were supported in small groups by club coaches and other club bowlers, which allowed for “real individual tuition, which would not have been possible with a larger group.” From next week, those who attended will be offered further weekly coaching sessions to develop their skills.
The Wānaka Bowing Club always welcomes people wanting to ‘have a go’ at bowls. Those interested can contact Wilson by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.