It’s been a long time coming but we’re super excited to welcome back everyone in the bowls community and we’re sure you are just as raring to go as we are!
We thought we would pop in with some hints and tips on how to make your ultimate comeback to the bowls club as safe and joyous as possible. A few things to think about before you get straight back in there, and to ensure a great start to your season.
How long has it been since you last bowled? It is important to remember that a bowl can weigh up to 1.6kg, if it has been a few months since you last played it will be of great value to you to ease yourself into it. Start off slow, and always warm up! We don’t want any injuries on the first day. Stretching and warming up before you get going is so very important.
See the video below for some great warm-up and stretching exercises from Bowls Australia to get you back into the swing of things safely.
Getting back to the club!
There’s no doubt one of the most enticing parts about playing bowls at your local club is the social aspect. Bowls is one of the fastest growing social sports in Australia so expect to see some new and familiar faces when you return. Due to the sport being so social and laid back there are so many options for how you choose to get back in the game. Easing yourself in with a relaxed game of barefoot bowls with family and friends, or perhaps if you are raring to go, getting some mates together for a bit of healthy (and friendly) competition.
Getting back down to the local club, even though it may have been some time in between can do wonders for not only your physical health but your mental health too. Whether you join a bowls club as a member or just to play socially, getting out and amongst all the action could be just what you need after the long year 2020 has been.
One last thing to remember, get out there and have fun! Here at Lawford we are so excited to welcome all the clubs back and we can’t wait for a cracker of a Spring/Summer season!