Palmerston Indoor Bowls

Palmerston Indoor Bowls

The Warmest Of Welcomes


Thank you for visiting this website. Here at Palmerston Indoor Bowls we offer the chance for you to take part in a friendly and welcoming environment in which to participate in an extremely addictive sport. Whether you are new to bowls or are an experienced player, young or old, there is sure to be something here for you.

If you are looking to try it out, then you do not need to have any of the bowls or equipment. Here at Palmerston Indoor Bowls we have a large selection of bowls and bowling shoes which you can use to experience what it is about. We would encourage you to try one of our taster sessions which are held annually in September. We also have a number of specially adapted wheelchairs that can enable those with movement difficulties to participate.

Bowls In A Nutshell

Bowls Head 

Bowls is a sport in which the objective is to roll biased balls (“woods”) so that they stop close to a smaller ball called a “jack”. It is played on a bowling green which may be flat (for “flat-green bowls”) or convex or uneven (for “crown green bowls”).


Opportunities For All

Bowls at the head

There are excellent opportunities for bowlers of all abilities to participate in this friendly sport in a variety of formats here at Palmerston Indoor Bowls Club.

Beginners usually start with the regular organized drives where teams are drawn out of the hat, so that you will quickly meet many new friends. A particularly popular drive is the Friday “Club Night” where Roy and Janet add a special twist to the game.

Many members participate in weekly League teams run throughout the season. There are regular friendly matches with other clubs where bowlers of all abilities are encouraged to take part. The more competitive bowlers enter club and national competitions in singles and teams, and the club captains select sides to play competitive matches in local leagues, regional and national team competitions. Members can also just get together and hire a rink. There's a format to suit you whatever your preference.

The main winter season runs from September through to April. Many bowlers move to their outdoor clubs in the Summer, but we have an enthusiastic core who continue to enjoy their game indoors.

Spectators watching match

Social events include Race Nights, Themed Dinners, Cabaret Suppers, Quiz Nights, Christmas and New Year celebrations. Local charities are supported with special events. The Function Room is available for hire by members for family celebrations, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, retirements and other special occasions.

New members are always welcome, whatever experience and age. Beginner instruction is provided and we will endeavour to ensure you enjoy your experience with us. Open sessions for non-bowlers are held one Sunday every month for anyone interested to try their hand at getting close to the jack. Usually the second Sunday (October to March) - phone for current details. There's also an Open Day - first Saturday in September - just before the new Winter season begins. Be warned, it can prove addictive!

Palmerston is affiliated to the National, Regional and County Associations:-

  • English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd (EIBA)
  • Hampshire Indoor Bowls Association (HIBA)
  • Hampshire County Womens Indoor Bowls Association (HCWIBA)
  • London & Southern Counties Indoor Bowls Association (L&SCIBA)