Situated at the end of Ivy Lane in as peaceful a setting as one could wish, the Knockholt Bowling Club has a well-kept green and pavilion. The Club was re-formed in 1990, the old club having ceased playing in the 1950’s.
The new Club was the result of a lot of hard work by a dedicated number of Knockholt and Halstead residents, who spent time and money and a lot of hard work getting the necessary authority to proceed with the building of the green and the pavilion. The Club is a part of the Knockholt Village Club and all bowling club members are automatically members of the Knockholt Village Club.
The season stretches from late April until the end of September, with friendly matches played most weekends and Wednesdays and league matches on Thursday and Friday evenings. We also enter teams during the Winter in Indoor Bowls leagues at Sevenoaks and Bromley.
The Club has teams in the Sevenoaks Leagues and the North West Kent League. Other than league matches, the Club operates a policy of playing mainly mixed friendly matches, all played as triples (three players each team). There is also a Roll-up on alternate Tuesday evenings throughout the season, for members to enjoy an evening of bowls without the competitive element.
All are welcome to apply to join, from teenage to any age (one of our members died recently at the age of 101 and was still playing outdoors at 92 and indoors at 96). If you are new to the game, we have excellent coaches/instructors, including a National Umpire and instruction can be arranged.
Although anyone is very welcome join us, we would welcome more members from Knockholt and Halstead. It is a game well suited to older citizens, giving gentle exercise and a great opportunity to socialise for a few hours every now and then.
Members can also use the green to practice whenever they wish, subject to the start times decreed by the Green Liaison Officer and there is no additional charge once the annual fees are paid.