Leatherhead Bowling club
Leatherhead Bowling Club welcomes anyone wishing
to play bowls, whether they are a complete beginner or
an experienced player. We
are a friendly club and offer coaching to those who are interested. Please do have a look around this site to see
if bowling might be for you.
Leatherhead Bowling Club was founded in 1908 and was initially based on a green of Cumberland turf between Queen Anne’s Terrace and Linden Road where the Conservative Club now stands. By 1925, the club had moved to its present location after Leatherhead Urban District Council (LUDC) created a recreation ground in Fortyfoot Road. LUDC continued to own and control the ground until control passed to its successor Mole Valley District Council (MVDC). MVDC continues to own the land and the property thereon, but the club leases the grounds and buildings and is responsible for on going maintenance. We are very proud of the facilities we have and work hard to care for them. We are privileged to have hosted several Surrey County matches our grounds recently. In 1911 there were 60 members. Since then membership has waxed and waned. The 30’s appear as a high point but in 1964 concern was expressed over level of membership. In 1966 the Leatherhead Ladies Bowling Club was formed to run alongside the men. A high was achieved in 1995 with 145 members and in our centenary year we had 115 members. In 2012, Ladies and Men’s associations merged nationally. We are lucky to already have a Lady President and we regularly have mixed competitions and matches. As the honours board in the clubroom shows, the Club is very active, meeting with other clubs locally, on tour in the UK, Australia and elsewhere, as well as holding its own internal competitions from the casual “roll up” to the more committed cup challenges. In 2018 we embarked on a major project to rebuild our clubhouse. Despite the inevitable delays which accompany a such a big development we are nearly there and the clubhouse should be fully open at the end of July.
Leatherhead is a very friendly club where new members are warmly
welcomed and given every encouragement to join this fascinating game.
Whilst every effort has been made to optimise pages on this site for mobile devices some aspects remain only fully functional on tablets and desktop computers.
Latest Club News and Updates
Great evening of Shuffleboard held at the club on the 26th October. Organised by Sue and David Lokkerbol members tried their hand at the not so easy sport of Shuffleboard. A great meal was provided by Desta and her team and Ray played his usual role of jovial barman. The "Tanners" a team consisting of James and Nicola Waller and Rob Corlett did the "double" winning both the table quiz and being the best Shuffleboard team! Photos on the link below.
Our short mat season has now officially started with an introductory session hosted by David and Sue Lokkerbol and tea provided by Jill Hopkins. The afternoon was well supported with about 20 members coming to see what this new game is about! Never have the words "too heavy" been uttered so many times in quick succession!! The speed of the mats take quite a bit of adapting to but everyone who attended had a good time. Photos by following the link below.
Great afternoon hosted by Chris and Steve Little to raise funds for the club. We were set loose on their very challenging "golf course" and the overall winner in this first session was Derek Web who set a new course record!!!! Photos by following the link below.
A new page has been added to our site giving the initial details about our short mat bowling. This will be developed more fully as we progress into the winter season in the meantime you can check it out here!
Last updated 31/10/19