Here at Billingshurst Bowling Club we always like to welcome new members. The 2017
season is upon us already, the green having re-opened on Saturday 22nd April. Do
please get in touch if you are interested in finding out more.
Presently Club membership is open to all adults aged 18 years and over. Please click
the link below to download and view a copy of the Club Membership Application Form.
During April and May each year the Club operates taster sessions to allow newcomers
to drop in and have a go. The sessions are free of charge and cater for all levels
from absolute beginner upwards. The dress code is casual but flat-soled shoes are
essential. All other equipment is available to borrow from the Club, again free of
The Club plays friendly matches against other clubs across West Sussex and Surrey
during the summer months. Matches are scheduled every few days on both weekdays and
weekends. In addition the Club operates a considerable number of internal leagues
Entrance into the friendly matches and club competitions, although entirely optional,
is encouraged and welcomed. We find that even those members in full-time employment
are able to get out onto the green several times over the summer to enjoy some friendly
Practice night is Friday between 6pm and about 7.30pm depending on the weather and
the enthusiasm of those members present. The lure of tea & biscuits later in the
session often proves too great!
We hold a number of social events during the year and members enjoy these very much,
particularly those in the off-season as they provide a chance to catch up with old
friends. Out of season there is typically a Christmas Meal at a local establishment
and three or four social afternoons where members enjoy various games and other organised
activities. During the playing season we run a Fun Day and towards the end of the
summer all members are invited to the annual barbecue.
The Club is entirely self-funding so we are very lucky and privileged to have among
our members a small but enthusiastic group who maintain the grounds and out-buildings
on a regular basis. The group meets at the Club as required all year round on most
weekdays, with Tuesday morning being one of the more popular sessions.
If you are interested in coming along to meet us one Friday then please feel free
to just turn up. There is no requirement to book a place or to contact us in advance,
but if you have any questions or would like further information before visiting us
then we’d love to hear from you. Contact details may be found on the “Contact” page
of this website.