Chawton Park indoor bowls club was established in 1996 with a Lottery-funded grant from Sport England. It is a company limited by guarantee and is the only bowls club in Hampshire to have achieved the coveted Clubmarkaccreditation. The Club has six rinks (each 36.8m x 4.8m), an electronic scoreboard, facilities for disabled bowlers and a fully-licensed bar.
During the main playing season, which runs from September to mid-April, the Club is usually open from 9.30am until late evening every weekday. Inter-club friendly matches are held most Saturday & Sunday afternoons; on weekdays, there is a mix of internal leagues, club competitions and matches. Organised Roll-ups occur on Wednesday evenings (7-9pm) and Tuesday & Thursday mornings (10am-noon). RINK SCHEDULE
Once the Winter leagues are complete in mid-April, there are Roll-ups on Tuesday & Thursday mornings (10am-noon) and Wednesday evenings (7-9pm), Summer leagues on Wednesday & Friday mornings each week, plus occasional friendly matches at weekends.
Current membership is a varied mix of beginners, social bowlers, average players and local bowls superstars of all ages from 12-90! No matter what level of experience, there is always a welcome for anyone interested in playing the sport. Club members come from towns and villages around the area including Alton, Alresford, Petersfield, Haslemere, Liphook, Farnham & Aldershot.
Coaching is available from a team of coaches qualified at all levels.Equipment is initially available on free loan for anyone wanting to “give it a go!”. The coaching team works closely with local schools to nurture a thriving junior section. For information on coaching call the Centre Manager, Dick Holden or Margaret Holden, on 01420 541546, or the Coaching Co-ordinator, Mrs Sheila Goodwin, on 01420 83822.
The membership fee is currently £85 for the year ending 31st August, with a reduced fee after Christmas; there is no joining fee. Rink fees are: £1.50 per person for 1 hour; £3.00 per person for 2 hours. The coaching fee is currently £5 for a two-hour session. If you require a Membership Application form please contact one of the Centre Managers.