You can’t start too soon! In my role as a Hertfordshire junior coach I have children as young as five coming along to our Saturday morning coaching sessions. Children’s bowls, also called Junior bowls, are designed to get them playing and having fun.
We coach them both in age-groups, and also together with juniors of all ages in different sessions and exercises. The enjoyment is palpable, not just the kids but the parents and grandparents who bring them every week.
In fact the participation of the parents, grandparents and carers is often the key to the young bowlers’ enjoyment, as they see how much pleasure they provoke in the adults.
Because the adults and carers aren’t just taxis dropping off kids in order to get a couple of child-free hours on a Saturday morning. Every one of them, without exception, stays at the club and spectates at the coaching sessions as if they were watching an entertaining club game.
So if you have children, or grandchildren, get some of these bowls into their hands as soon as possible, so they get used to playing around with them in the garden long before they set foot on a rink.
￩￫£180.00Taylor Ace Junior series bowls are ideal for small hands. Depending on their hand size, these bowls can be used on the bowling green by children as young as five or six. They are designed exactly like adult bowls and perform with bias and weight similar to the Ace model.
There are fewer Junior Ace's being made at the moment (November 2023). Order our in-stock colours now from here, or call us on 020 8362 1780 as other colours might be available too at any time. Alternatively you can choose 'Any Colour' in the colours menu and we will send you whatever colour we have at the time.
£180.00Based on the profile of the DP Professional model at just 98.5mm these Junior bowls are superb for young bowlers unable to handle regular sized bowls. At this size the bowls do not comply with World Bowls rules so they cannot be stamped with the WB stamp or used in some tournaments, but they are great for introducing children to the sport.
Sold in sets of four in Black, Red, Yellow or Blue.
￩￫£99.00These coaching/training bowls come in red and blue colours, with yellow jacks of the same size.
They're about 200g (7oz) in weight and are all the same size and shaped like a normal bowl – about 10cm (4 inches) high (diameter) and 9cm (3.5 inches) in width. There are ridges incorporated into the running surface of the bowls to help stop them on hard surfaces. They have a ‘stress ball’ type feel and are easy to handle by very young children (around aged 4 upwards). The bowls have a strong bias to ensure children can understand how bowls turn. They will turn more on indoor and hard surfaces.
As well as the bowls on their own, we also sell complete bowls kits, including other materials to make for fun and interesting sessions! See below for more details.
￩￫£129.00The Bowls Buddies Target Wedge is made from 100% recycled 3mm thick black ABS plastic and is extremely sturdy. It is large at 1 metre wide, 80cm deep and is raised by 13 cm at the rear. At 3.2kg in weight it won’t move around if it’s windy! With colourful numbering it is sure to stand out on your green or within schools/community centres.
For an extra £20 add on a black waterproof storage drawstring bag (120cm x 94cm) for your wedge to ensure it is kept safe and not scratched or damaged when being transported or stored.*A one-time handling fee of £20.00 will be added to your shipping total at checkout.