Short Mat Balls

Short Mat Balls

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Bowls historians believe that the game developed from the Egyptians.  One of their pastimes was to play skittles with round stones.  This has been determined based on artefacts found in tombs dating circa 5,000 B.C.  The sport spread across the world and took on a variety of forms, Bocce (Italian), Bolla (Saxon), Bolle (Danish), Boules (French) and Ula Maika (Polynesian).  The oldest Bowls green still played on is in Southampton, England where records show that the green has been in operation since 1299 A.D

Conceptetur adaptis

  • Inter club competitions
  • Keep Fit
  • Meet new people
  • Friendly club
  • Tea & Coffee
  • All levels welcome

Class Trainers


Keston Village Hall – Short Matt Balls

We are a small mixed friendly club. We meet Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings and are happy to welcome new members of any shape or size.

  • All levels
  • Open to new membership
  • Anyone
  • David – 020 8467 8571

Event Hours(2)

  • Wednesday

    04:30 pm – 06:00 pm

    Host Tony
    Room: Main Hall
    Level: All welcome

  • Friday

    09:00 am – 01:00 pm

    Host Tony
    Room: Main Hall
    Level: All welcome

At Keston Village Hall

We don't add any extras, like; bar charges, kitchen use, corking charges, etc. We charge a one off fee for the time you request.

Please note you are expected to clean up after your selves and leave the building as you would want to find it.

Our hours are:
Morning session 9.00 – 13:00
Afternoon session 14.00 – 17.00
Evening session 18.00 – 00.00

Rates vary per day and session and will be provided on application.

Hirers will be required to sign a booking form which incorporates a standard conditions of hire.