How To Join

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If you are thinking of trying bowls there are a couple of ways you can get in touch.

If you are new to bowling and simply want to give it a try, from Thursday May 4th we will be re-starting our Thursday evening “Taster Sessions”. Everyone is welcome, so please email to register your interest and to receive full details.

We also off 4-week Coaching Sessions for those of you that may want to improve particular aspects of your game, or simply wish to improve further from the Taster Sessions. Please email for more details.

If you want to learn some bowling lingo before you give it a go, have a little look at this Bowls Basics page.

If you just want to join then complete the Application Form and send it to the appropriate Secretary, listed on the top of the Form. You will then be contacted and asked to pay for the Club Annual Subscription fee alongside your chosen membership.

Below you can find the various membership options and prices:

Social Members and General Public Fees


The fee for our Social Members and Members of the Public (ie: anyone who is not a full Outdoor Playing Member) for use of a rink for 1 hour is:



Green Fees 2 Hours

The fee for our Social Members and Members of the Public (ie: anyone who is not a full Outdoor Playing Member) for use of a rink for 2 hours is:



Outdoor Membership

Full Playing Member

Full playing members may take part in all sections including Domestic, National, Dorset County and Bournemouth & District competitions, leagues and matches. This covers green fees and may be used at any of the Poole Borough Greens, subject to availability. Full Playing Members are also required to pay the Club Membership / Annual Subscription, listed below. 



SOCIAL CLUB MEMBERSHIP / annual subscription

Social Members are entitled to access the Club House facilities and to join in with the Club’s Social Activities. They may also play Lawn Bowls (socially) but, unless they join as “Full Playing Member”, then the “Non-Members Fees” listed above will be payable whenever using the Greens. 

Club Members may take part activities organised by the Social Secretary e.g. fun days and other internal events, and may be permitted to take part in Friendly Matches with other Clubs, if insufficient Full Playing Members are available to take part.  



Poole Access to Leisure (ATL) Member

This is Poole’s discount scheme that allows disabled people, people on low incomes and those in full-time education (16+) to take part in leisure and sports activities at reduced rates.



Youth (Student) Outdoor Member

Youth members (Students) do not need to pay the Annual subscription fee.



Short Mat Membership

Short mat member

Short mat members may partcicpate in all social bowling activities of the Short Mat Section. This includes affiliation to ESMBA to play in the Dorset League.



General Fees

Locker Fee
One off cost for a locker while you are a member of the bowls club.