The Bowls Centre of 8 rinks was originally constructed in the early 1990s by Sevenoaks Council
and operated by them until 2004.
It then transferred to a private company named and set up by:- "White Oak Indoor Bowls Club".
Since taking over responsibility the Company has installed a new carpet over a laser levelled floor.
In 2015 the Company installed a new Electronic scoring system.
We now believe "White Oak" is one of the
'finest bowling facilities in the south east'
Later Short Mat and New age Kurling were introduced.
In 2015 the company installed new Short Mat bowling carpets
We cater for all types of bowls from Social Roll ups ,in house leagues, friendly matches through to National and Regional Competitions.
The club is open every day during the Winter season and for 5 days a week in the Summer season (closed Tuesday & Sunday)
We offer several types of membership:-
Full, Disabled, Short Mat, Junior & Social
and we welcome all newcomers
We have a fully stocked Bar in a comfortable lounge with Restaurant service served by our own food franchise:-
"Lemon & Thyme Catering"
There is an active Social section running Dances, Cabaret nights, Quiz & Bingo Nights, Craft mornings and our own Lottery "200 Club"
The Centre has 2 large function rooms available for hire, suitable for Conferences, Meetings and Weddings.
Finally we are proud hosts of both the Rotary Club and the Probus Club
which has changed following the pandemic
please check with Reception
8 Rinks with electronic scoring are available for use as follows.
Rinks may be booked in advance by telephone for club members.
From September to April (Winter season) the Club is open 7 days a week.
As well as Social roll ups, various activities are offered to bowlers, including:
Men and Ladies' Kent League Games
Mixed Matches (friendly)
Internal Club Competitions
National and Regional competitions.
The club also organises charity events and fun days.
From May to September (Summer season) the Club is open 5 days a week.
Closed Sundays and Tuesdays.
As well as Social roll ups and internal leagues,
we offer a full fixture card of Friendly Mixed Matches.
Board of Directors
Managing Director Les Robus
Company Secretary Peter Cooper
Health & Safety Graham Withers
Liaison Officer Violet Aldridge
Centre Manager Annette Carter
Membership Annual Subscription
Full Playing Member - £80.00
Social Member - £15.00
Junior Member - £15.00 (under 18 yrs)
Disabled Member - 10.00 ( one session per week)
Short Mat Member - £22.00
Locker fees - £5.00
Bowls Green Fees
all sessions - £3.00
Short Mat Fees
all sessions - £2.60
New age Kurling Fees
all sessions - £2.10 Members £2.60 non Members
President /Chairperson - Violet Aldridge
Honorary Secretary - Jim Chisholm
Honorary Assistant Secretary - vacant
Men's Captain - Trevor Glenn
Men's Vice Captain - vacant
Men's Junior Vice Captain - vacant
Ladies' Captain- vacant -
Ladies' Vice Captain - Jenny Withers
Ladies' Junior Vice Captain - Jackie Simmons
Fixture Secretary - Jean Higgins
League Secretary - Violet Aldridge Competition Secretary-Vince Halpin
Junior Officer - David Ayres
Summer Captain - Jim Chisholm
Social Secretary - Frank Dettmar
Sponsorship Secretary - John Barnes
Media Secretary - Len Warner
9:30 to 11:30 Monday to Friday
12:00 to 2:00 Monday to Friday
2:30 to 4:30 Monday to Friday
5:00 to 7:00 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
5:30 to 7:30 Thursday only
9:30 to 11:30 Saturday
Juniors - Temporarily closed
Rinks 2,4,6.8 to be used maximum of 6 players per rink.
Bookings up to 5 days in advance with rink sharing if demand requires.
(no turn up and play)
Rink fees £3