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About Hook Bowling Club


LATEST NEWS: [NEW WEB SITE currently being launched. It is still on - look out for more update news; date - 21st February 2022] - go to: for the new style web site [click on blue box above]


  • CORONAVIRUS - Our Club is now operating almost normally - but please stay alert for potential symptoms and avoid any risks. Playing schedules etc for Members can be reviewed and edited via the Members-only Match Booking System and it can also be used to book in Shortmat playing slots, and much more. 

  • Our next Social activity for Members is on Friday 25th February, and is a Quiz Night, with food provided. Full details are on the noticeboard at the clubhouse (rearranged from 18th Feb).

  • We have successfully gained nearly twenty new members this year. The most recent are Elaine & Stuart Hill and Steven Murphy. Please make them feel welcomed by introducing yourself when you see them around.

  • AGM highlights: Jackie Nurser has been co-opted onto the General Committee but the vacancy for Treasurer has yet to be filled. With increasing green maintenance costs now being incurred it was agreed to raise annual Membership Fees - the increases above the recent payments made are now due for payment (see separate emailed message on this, on 8th January 2022).

  • Due to increasing demand, from the week commencing 7th February we will have two separate roll-up sessions on Monday and Tuesday afternoons at 2:00pm.

  • We express our sympathy to the families of Vic Girle, Susan Sallis and Adrian Mulley, all of whom have sadly passed recently. 

  • Our Short Mat Drawn Triples competition will be held on Saturday 19th March and the Shortmat Finals Night is on Wednesday 6th April.

  • Whitchurch & District BA - Competitions 2022: Entry forms for the Whitchurch & District BA Competitions for 2022 are now on the noticeboard in both the Men's and Ladies Changing Rooms. If anybody would like to enter any of the singles/pairs or triples competitions please add your name to the relevant entry form. It is hoped that we can enter, say, 2 or 3 players in the singles and 2 or 3 teams in the pairs and triples competitions and that some of our newer members will take this opportunity to find out what it is like to play in competition bowls particularly in the Novice Singles and or the Mixed Pairs competitions.

Hook Bowling Club is an active and successful Outdoor and Shortmat club with a playing membership with ages ranging from teenagers to octogenarians. Based in the north east Hampshire village of Hook the club has a purpose built club house with its own car park and what is acknowledged as one of the best 6/7 rink outdoor greens in the area. We welcome new members of any ability from absolute beginners to experienced players. To make joining easier we can now accept on-line applications but you can still call into the club when open or phone the Club Captain: Dave Clark - 01256 762005/07774 299561, or email him at, or call our

Membership Secretary (Martin Nurser - 01256 764616) Look out, also, for our Open Day announcements when everyone is welcome to come and have a go!

Club Finals 2020 2.jpg
Club Champion - Andy Lowe
2021 Club Champion Andy Lowe.jpg

It's for Juniors, too!

You may not see it on the tv much but a large number of juniors play bowls and those in their late teens often break though into full international squads and titles. A local Basingstoke area player, recently became the English Indoor Women's Two Wood Singles Champion when she was 19 years old. Katherine Rednall famously won the 2014 World Title at the Indoor Bowls Championship at the age of 18. If this appeals to you or you think your child/grandchild may be interested please contact our Membership Secretary on 01256 762775 - we give free coaching!

What we offer:

Beginner level bowls, all the way through to County level competition

Social events for Club Members: theatre, day trips out, Quiz nights, Touring Team trips and visits (see "Social" page for more information), etc.


- all from a modern and comfortable Clubhouse that the membership runs, including affordable Bar


- including active maintenance during our virus closedown: bench painting and tarmac path

Newly painted benches May 2020.jpg
New walkway surround May 2020.jpg


Come and join us! - have a look at the "Thinking of Joining" page for more information, and a fun and informative video     .


Discover the fun of using 'bias' (see below for a typical maker's explanation) - see the "More" page for a video     that explains the basics of the game of Lawn Bowls and another that shows how bowls are made - it's fascinating!.


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