Since its beginnings in 1962, many locals have been entertained at the Terry Street Indoor Bowls Club, which is now looking forward to their 60th Anniversary celebration in a couple of years.
The club, which meets at 7pm on Tuesday evenings at the Blockhouse Bay Bowling Club, 33 Terry Street, are an enthusiastic bunch who are keen to share their love of the game with more players. To encourage new folk to come along, the club has decided to waive the subscription fee for new members in the first year.
The evening, which costs just $3, consists of three games of bowls with a break for a cup of tea, with members happy to share their expertise with new players who want a bit of coaching. They also have tournaments throughout the year, with some great prizes.
It’s understandable why the club is passionate about sharing the game. “The sport ticks so many boxes”, says Club secretary Ken Hooper. “It’s very social, good exercise, great for keeping your joints and muscles flexible, and there’s a bit of competition thrown in for good measure – what more could you want?” he says with a laugh.
To find out more, contact Ken on 021-611-245 or 09-626-5757 or Marion Parkinson on 09-626-6378.