Ashtead Bowls Club

Ashtead Bowls Club - Looking to join ABC

We have a warm welcome for bowlers of all ages and experience. Like most outdoor clubs our season begins in late April  and lasts until the end of September. We are a friendly club with a strong sense of community and  more  than 130 playing members. If you are a competitive bowler you can play in both National and Surrey County competitions as well as representing the club in a challenging range of league and cup fixtures. Many of our members enjoy playing in the slightly more relaxed (but still competitive) friendly matches which are a key part of our season. Our social bowlers tend to focus on internal fixtures of which there are many from "roll-ups" through men's, ladies' and club nights to Club Events which include our President's, Ladies v Gentlemen and Charity days. Our internal competitions are extremely well supported by bowlers with a wide range of abilities and experience, attracting participation from those members who appreciate the chance to test their skills in a variety of challenging formats.

Why not take the opportunity to browse our website (check out fixtures, events and internal competitions) to get a real sense of what's available?

Ashtead is prudently managed by our executive committee. Our 7 rink green is currently one of the best in the local area and last season it was particularly noticeable how many visiting clubs complimented us on its quality and saying how much they had enjoyed playing on it. Our clubhouse and bar are first rate and come into their own for match days, club events and during the closed (but not dead) season. That's when our social committee organise a full programme of events, both home and away. We are financially sound  and are able to invest in the future development  of the club. This, when coupled with membership fees, match and event fees and refreshment prices (both food and drink) that are amongst the lowest in the local area represents excellent value both now and, we intend, into the future.

There is no magic formula involved in this. It is achieved by many members giving generously of their time in many ways. Our "working party" often between 20 and 30 strong take on infrastructure projects both large and small coupled with "grounds maintenance" including the creation and care of a stunning array of flowers and shrubs. Other groups maintain the green, provide the catering, man the bar and organise the competitions and club events. If you become a member we hope you will help with one of these groups; it's a great way to make friends, the "fellowship" is good and you will be helping to maintain the "volunteers' payback" that lies and at the heart of our ability to offer such great value for money to current and future members.

All new bowlers joining the club, whatever their experience will be given a mentor to explain how things work, introduce them to fellow members and make sure they feel at home and get the best out of their membership as quickly as possible.

For more information about joining us please go to the Contacts tab at the top of the home page and contact either Pam Bennett or one of the two captains; they will take it from there

If you are new to bowling then click on the "New to Bowling" page which is the next page on this submenu