Short Mat Bowls
Equipment to be used is the same as that for playing on the larger indoor or outdoor surfaces.
There are regulations as regards the weight or size of the bowl to be used but, in the main, those who have the necessary equipment for playing the outdoor or full-length indoor flat green game would be correctly set up to play the short mat game.
The basic skills required for playing the short mat game are exactly those for playing the flat green game indoors and outdoors. These are, of course, line and length. Any short mat player must practice and perfect both as far as possible. He must develop a good ‘eye’ for the line and a good ‘feel’ for the weight he needs to bowl a correct length.
The fact that normal-size bowls can be used will also assist the player in developing his individual grip. He will also learn that it is essential to get the body as close to the playing surface as possible, and he will certainly learn the importance of the speed of the arm coming through to enable him to bowl the required length.
Only Members may join the short mat team. This is an extension of your membership for £10 for the season.
We have a maximum number allowed of 50 members.
The Short Mat sessions will begin from Monday 9th October
The Friday Evening Chariot Cup will begin from 20th October
The sessions run on Mondays & Wednesdays 2pm - 4pm.
£1.50 per session, which includes Tea & Biscuits.
Dress code white polo shirt & Grey Trousers
We also have a Friday Evening Session - Chariot Cup - 7pm - 9pm
Casual dress Code
Please ensure you have clean flat footwear,
ideally bowling shoes or trainers