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), 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.  A few of our members bowl to high standard and compete successfully in county and national competitions.  Our club competitions are also very well supported.

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

As well as bowls we enjoy a varied social calender 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.

The Letter below from Gail of the Central Essex Touring Team, that we hosted last Sunday, says so much about our wonderful club that I thought it worth publishing in full.


Hi Mike,

Thirty three happy people left Thanet on Saturday having had a wonderful day at the seaside. 

We all enjoyed a couple of hours in the morning at Broadstairs but the highlight of the day was in the afternoon with our visit to your club. I would be pleased if you would pass on our thanks to the rest of Thanet Bowls Club for helping to make this happen.

Our thanks to Richard who spotted our arrival, (I forgot to phone on our departure from Broadstairs), and was so helpful in getting us parked and away at the end of the day.

Our noisy Vice-Captain, John, said it was the best game he'd had . . . . yes, he won . . . but really it was Gerry who gets the credit for keeping him entertained . . . . and if John's happy . . . .

Your catering ladies, (and helpers), did wonders with serving out a hot meal to all. Thank you to them and to Len behind the bar.

Well done . . . . and thank you again to Thanet Bowls Club. 

We hope to see you next year

Best wishes


Bowls Arm Donated to TBC
We would like to express our gratitude to the Piscatorial Society for their kind donation of a Bowls Arm.

For those who may not be aware, a bowls arm is a very useful and practical tool for disabled or elderly bowlers who have restricted mobility and are unable to reach their bowling hand down low to the green for the release.  The "bowls arm", is held by the handle at the top and squeezed to release the bowl as the arm is swung.

If you think your game may benefit from the use of a bowls arm please approach one of the coaching team who can make it available for you to try.

WKBSA Finals Success for Claudia Carey

Congratulations to Claudia Carey who played very well to win the 2 Wood Singles.  The  hard fought match went to the final end in the Division 4 Finals which were played at Boughton BC on 1st July.

Congratulations are also due to Alison Manby who reached the finals of the Unbadged 4 Wood Singles.  Alison made a very good start and played well throughout before going down to some very good bowls from her opponent.

Thanet Bowls Club would like to thank Miles & Barr for their continued valuable support.

New Coaching Programme for 2018

At the end of the 2017 season Peter Carey, Jo Clark, Ron Kent, Les Samuels and Steve Smith all passed their English Bowls Coaches level 2 exams, joining Dave Golley who gained the same level earlier in the year. Level 2 coaches are qualified to coach players of all standards and experience. Additionally Claudia Carey gained her level 1 coaching qualifications enabling her to coach beginners.

Together, your coaches are developing a coaching programme the aims of which are summed up very succinctly by the strap-line which will appear on much of their 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!

Jubilee Pairs Winners 2017
Congratulations to  Steve Smith, Dave Robinson, Paul Regan and Dave Golley who won the 2017 Jubilee Pairs.  The final was played against good opposition from Dane Park. 

The Thanet bowlers played really well on the day and secured a comfortable win which was made all the more enjoyable by the excellent support from fellow Thanet bowlers who turned out to cheer on the team.
Steve Smith, Dave Robinson, Paul Regan and Dave Golley after their Jubilee Pairs win

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.

Seen our Facebook page yet?  Login to Facebook and find thanetbowlsclub.  Once in you can post pictures, videos etc.  Only posts of broad interest to your fellow bowlers please.


"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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