Bowls

New email address: Peter Noon peternoon7@gmail.com

December 2015 Newsletter

The first two groups coaching courses are now nearing completion. This means that 19 members should now be proficient in the basics of this sport. Hopefully, with forward planning, we shall be able to get these members into 2 convenient groups so that they can play together, socially. I am arranging for two different weekly sessions during the daytime at the Indoor Centre – hopefully to suit everyone.

As each new group completes their tuition, then they will be able to join the original group for social bowling. I have four U3A members to start tuition in a few weeks’ time, but nominations for this pastime sport seem to have dried up at present. I can assure you there is nothing to worry you in learning the art of bowling – you will be indoors at the Beechdale Centre, so please contact me soon, and get started.

It is a wonderful sport for our age group, you will always be in the warm and dry, in a very pleasant Centre, and you will make many U3A friends you may not have met before.

Peter
Tel 0115 9288131 email peternoon@ic24.net

September 2015 Newsletter

The first two groups coaching courses are now nearing completion. This means that 19 members should now be proficient in the basics of this sport. Hopefully, with forward planning, we shall be able to get these members into 2 convenient groups so that they can play together, socially. I am arranging for two different weekly sessions during the daytime at the Indoor Centre – hopefully to suit everyone.

As each new group completes their tuition, then they will be able to join the original group for social bowling. I have four U3A members to start tuition in a few weeks’ time, but nominations for this pastime sport seem to have dried up at present. I can assure you there is nothing to worry you in learning the art of bowling – you will be indoors at the Beechdale Centre, so please contact me soon, and get started.

It is a wonderful sport for our age group, you will always be in the warm and dry, in a very pleasant Centre, and you will make many U3A friends you may not have met before.

Peter

Tel 0115 9288131 email peternoon@ic24.net

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June 2015 Newsletter

21 people applied for the ‘taster’ course, and we had 19 very keen people over the three days, and without exception, they are all going to make the grade. I was present at each session, and there were five who will be natural bowlers, with the perfect deliveries from their first woods, even though they had not bowled before!

The Centre has indicated that our group will be able to have their 4 basic courses in June or July. After this, they will bowl with each other on a social basis – as a U3A group, and this can be arranged at the Centre by me.

Our group realise the benefit of joining the Centre as members, as over a period of time they will save the excess green fees charged to non-members, which will cover their annual subs. So, there is a lot in it for the first group, and any further groups that we can get to amalgamate.

I have enjoyed the experience of this week , and I am happy to continue as the Bowls Group leader of U3A Beeston. If you are interested in taking up this sport, please contact me to discuss forming another taster group to learn the game. I visualise as stage 2 – to give the first group competitive bowls amongst themselves and perhaps then have a ‘ladder’ competition over a period of weeks, and when the second group have had their training courses, the two groups can then amalgamate for competitive bowls amongst themselves. I think this should work out well for everyone.

Peter

Tel 0115 9288131 email peternoon@ic24.net