By Lous Cheeseman

Anyone for bowls?

Bowls is a sport for everybody and it will help improve your fitness levels and mental wellbeing. 

After football, bowls has the second highest number of clubs in the country, and with so many places to play, it’ll take no time at all to get to a bowls club close to your home. 

Playing bowls is very doable, whatever your physique, and it is not expensive, so you don’t need lots of new kit to start. 

There will always be someone at the club who will help you start. Bowls clubs are sociable places full of people looking to have fun, it is a great way to relax, make new friends and feel part of your local community.

Hampden Park Bowls Club is ideally situated in Eastbourne’s largest park, with great walks around the lake and woods, 

The club was founded in 1912 and has just celebrated its centenary when it had a team playing at Windsor Castle. 

We pride ourselves on our ability to facilitate visiting bowls clubs with two great greens and a good clubhouse, with a bar. 

More importantly, you are guaranteed to find a warm and friendly welcome with a great group of bowlers and friends alike.

So if you want to try something new, we thoroughly recommend bowls at Hampden Park. 

We give free introduction lessons, plus discounts for first time membership fees. 

If you have any questions or you’d like to book an induction lesson, pop in, or give us a call on 01323 500460, or speak to Fred, [the Secretary hon.sec@hampdenparkbowlsclub.co.uk 01323 763683]. 

Visit our website hampdenparkbowlsclub.co.uk. 

Hampden Park Bowling Club is open seven days a week from 10am – 5pm during the season, which runs from mid-April to late September. 

The club has ample and convenient parking for both members and visitors. 

A variety of social events are run throughout the year and the club also supports a number of Eastbourne charity events.

Individual members have won Sussex County and Eastbourne Town honours and teams have won Eastbourne league and town championships. The club now has some 80 playing and 20 social members and is affiliated to Sussex County Bowls and Bowls England.