Trowbridge Short Mat Bowls Club

Copyright - Trowbridge Short Mat Bowls ClubTuesday afternoons
2:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
and Friday evenings
7:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Contact the club via email at
or by telephone to either our Club Secretary on 01225 972595 or our Club Captain on 01225 766190.

Short Mat Bowls originated in Ireland where, due to the rain, keen outdoor bowls players started rolling their woods around in the pub instead! The sport spread to Wales and the North of England and eventually the whole of the UK. There are now over 30 clubs in Wiltshire alone with people of all ages playing the game.

Trowbridge SMBC is a popular and friendly club, with three(3) mats available for play allowing 24 people to participate every session. Unlike outdoor bowls, we are able to play for the whole year and our league seasons are split between the summer and winter. We have been runners-up in the North Wiltshire league several times in the past 10 years but are always looking to improve. We also enter several other competitions during the year and look to play friendly matches, mainly in the summer, against different opposition. The Club is affiliated to both the Wiltshire SMBA and the England SMBA.

Having said that we play in the leagues, the main thing about bowls is to have fun, meet new people and make new friends. We encourage non-members to come along and try the game, whether or not you have played before. You will be very welcome and for those that want to improve, we offer free coaching to our members.

Your first 2 visits are free. After this if the bowling bug bites you and you feel you would like to join this very sociable club, the annual subscription is currently £5 a year and each session you attend currently costs £2.50, which includes refreshments.

In addition to bowling, the Club organises occasional social events for the members, as well as a Christmas meal. We meet twice a week all through the year at this Community Centre.

Fancy giving it a go? If so, then before coming, please contact us using the above details to ensure that we are expecting you and can make any necessary arrangements.
See you soon!!