About us

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

 

 

 

 

Our Programme

which has changed following the pandemic

please check with Reception

8 Rinks with electronic scoring are available for use as follows. 

Session Times:

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 Leagues

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

Finance                       outsourced

Health & Safety          Graham Withers 

Liaison Officer            Violet Aldridge

Catering                      Vacant

 

Centre Manager         Annette Carter

email:- www.whiteoakbowlsc@aol.com

01322 665571

 

Membership

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

Session times

see above

Short Mat Fees

all sessions    -    £2.60

Session Times

TBC

New age Kurling Fees

all sessions   -   £2.10 Members      £2.60 non Members

Session Times

TBC

Bowls Committee

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

Opening Times

 

       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

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