DAWLISH Lawn Bowling Club would like to welcome anyone who wishes to play bowls for the first time or anyone who has played before but wants to find out more about our club to come along at either of our upcoming open days, writes Michael Ferguson.

You can have a go at bowls; we can offer footwear, bowls and some advice if you wish. Bowls is all about having fun and enjoying the game.

We will be hosting two Open Days to the public on Saturday, April 27, and Saturday, May 11. Members of Dawlish Lawn Bowling Club, along with committee members, will be at the club from 11am through to 5pm. Please come along to the green, have a look around, find out more about our club and our membership packages for the season.

Situated in the heart of Dawlish our club has been in existence since 1907 and has boasted a large, friendly community of bowlers of all ages and abilities. The outdoor season starts around mid April and is scheduled to come to a close in mid September. During that time we will play more than 60 matches against other clubs, both during the week and at weekends. In these games bowlers of all abilities are invited to take part and, bowls being a social game, most matches are followed by a social occasion in the clubhouse with delicious food and a drink from the well stocked club bar.

During the week there is social bowling, called roll ups, when the game is simply played for fun and is a great time to practice and improve.

We also play a number of competitions within the club open to all members and those who like to progress further can also enter all the county and national competitions. In addition, the men play in the Mid Devon League (MDL), which they have been members of since the league was first formed in Dawlish in 1914. Dawlish’s ladies team plays in the South Devon League (SDL).

As the saying goes in bowls circles, ‘It’s a young person’s game that older people can play.’

Everyone at Dawlish Lawn Bowling Club is looking forward to welcoming you on either of the club’s open days. Our bar will be open and hot drinks will also be available to all bowlers.

If you are unable to make these dates but would still like to try your hand at the sport, just pop down to the club on Monday evenings, Wednesday mornings or Friday evenings and ask for Colin, Eddie or Mike.

More informaition on the club can be found on its website, www.dawlishbowlingclub.co.uk.