Thanet Bowls Club 01843 594804

Thanet Bowls Club - Welcome to our Website

Founded in1907
Affiliated to Bowls England; KCBA; KCWBA; IOTBA; IOTLL & Catherine Wheeler League

About Us

Our Aim is to promote bowls as a healthy, fun and, (for those who want it to be), a competitive sport that may be enjoyed by everyone. Whatever your age, sex, or physical ability you will be very welcome to join us.


We are based in the beautiful coastal town of Ramsgate in Kent.  The clubhouse and green are excellently maintained and the green in particular is recognised as one of the very best in the area.


Throughout the summer season we play in various local leagues, (mens, ladies and mixed), providing competition for bowlers at all levels.  Many of our members bowl to high standard and compete successfully in county and national competitions.  Our club competitions are also very well supported.  For those who wish to simply enjoy bowling with friends and gaining all the social fun that this brings our three weekly roll ups typically attract 30+ members.

Coaching sessions are provided by qualified, experienced and enthusiastic Bowls England Coaches who can help beginners and experienced bowlers alike to improve their game.

As well as bowls we enjoy a varied social calendar including quiz nights, bingo, short mat bowls and short bowling breaks to UK resorts

Non-members are welcome paying a small green fee.  Bowls and shoes are available for hire.  If you wish to take advantage of a rink for an hour or two's fun you are advised to call the club in advance to ensure that match fixtures do not preclude availability of a public rink.

Drop by anytime to see our facilities meet our members and learn more about TBC.

Our Most Recent Testimonial - Central Essex Touring Team

Good morning , Mike (Burgess Fixtures Secretary)

On behalf of Central Essex Bowling Club, I would like you to pass on our thanks to Thanet Bowls Club for a very happy afternoon spent at your club.  We could not have hoped for a more enjoyable time. Thank you

Your members made us so welcome
Your ladies (and Steve) served up the most amazing, tasty meal 
Your green is in magnificent condition
The weather (pre-arranged) was glorious

I shouldn't mention individuals as I met only a few Thanet members but . . . I would like to mention the kindness of Phil (Rink 2) towards Arthur who is struggling and needs some gentle help. It makes a difference. That was much appreciated, Phil

Sincere thanks, Mike, 
Richard, Gerry, Linda, Geraldine, Steve and members of Thanet BC

Gail Kidd
(Fixture Sec, Central Essex)
2022 TBC Memorial Shield
The 2022 season got underway with our Memorial Shield competition. 40 club members took part in the round robin stage on 23rd April with the top 16 progressing to the knockout stage on 30th April.  There were some very close games, including the final in which Malcolm Fuller prevailed over Mandy Russell.  It was great to see so many people enjoying the bowling again and meeting up with old friends and new.
(Above) Malcolm Fuller (Winner) and Mandy Russell (Runner-Up) receiving their 
Trophies from Competition Secretary Alison Manby
(Above) Malcolm Fuller and Mandy Russell pose with their prizes kindly
donated by our new sponsor Tim Pryor Property Services
TBC Ladies Triumph in Senior County Fours 

Pictured below are Thanet Bowls Club ladies after winning the Senior County Fours at Hesketh Pk, Dartford on 25th July 2021.  The ladies had a most emphatic win over Borough Green who, at 21-1 down after only 10 of the scheduled 15 ends, "threw in the towel".  The ladies progressed to the final against the reigning champions, Bromley, whose previous successes made them firm favourites in the eyes of many fellow bowlers in attendance at the finals. Thanet's Ladies continued their excellent form into the finals however to secure a very well deserved 12-8 victory.

Claudia Carey (Skip), and Liz Allison had both been awarded their County Badges previously, whilst Gill Fuller and Annie Macdonald only took up bowls when they joined TBC a few years ago and deserve particular congratulations for gaining their County Badges.
L to R Annie McDonald, Gill Fuller, County Official Gill Bunch, (Immediate Past President} Liz Allison & Claudia Carey

Annie McDonald and Gill Fuller after
receiving their County Badges

Our Coaching Programme

Together, your coaches, (Dave Golley, Peter Carey, Ron Kent and Steve Smith), have developed a coaching programme the aims of which are summed up very succinctly by the strap-line which appears on much of our literature.

"Supporting New and Existing Members"

More information will be made available on club noticeboards. In the meantime please feel free to approach Head Coach, Dave Golley, or one of the other coaches if you have any questions. They will be very pleased to discuss their plans and how they may be of help to you. Also, if you wish to promote a topic for a coaching session during the season, please let them know ... the coaching is for everyone not just new bowlers!

Want to advertise your business at Thanet Bowls Club?

Noticed a large advertising banner on the tennis courts?

If you, or someone you know, would like to take advantage of this advertising opportunity just let anyone on your committee know and we will be pleased to consider the application.  The cost of the banner is the responsibility of the advertiser and the ongoing fee is £20 per month or £200 per year.

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"The facilities and atmosphere in this club are second to none!

"I had several coaching sessions and was delighted with my improvement.

"This is without doubt the best green we have played on all year."

Thanet Bowls Club, Montefiore Avenue, East Cliff, 

Ramsgate,Kent. CT11 8BD        Tel;01843 594804

Webmaster:- Steve Smith

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