Indoor bowls

Indoor Bowls is a Game for All

Indoor Bowls is a “Game for All”, family, men and women, young and old, including people with disabilities. It can be serious and competitive or, as in our Club, played mainly as a social activity. There is no need to buy a uniform and all the equipment is supplied. And being indoors, we don’t have to worry about wind or rain or sunburn!
Indoor bowls can be played by any age group and we are actively seeking new members. There is free car parking andand active Indoor Bowls Committee. You don’t need to have any indoor bowls experience as we have coaching sessions with experienced players.

About the Game

The game is played indoors on a green woollen or synthetic mat about 6.7 metres long and 1.8 metres wide.

The idea is to get your bowls to stop on the mat closer to the jack than any other player or team’s bowls.

While many players also play lawn bowls, indoor bowls are smaller and so are easier to handle for older people, youngsters, or players with disabilities.

Where and When

We play in the Club hall at 6 Myrtle Street, Lower Hutt, behind Riddiford Gardens and the Lower Hutt Events Centre.

Our indoor bowls for the 2024 season starts Thursday 9th May, and runs on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons over the winter until September. Our playing format, without fixed teams, makes it particularly easy for new players to join at any time.

We ask you to arrive by 1:00 pm so that teams can be made up from those present for Games to start by 1:15 pm.

Entry for the season is free for existing Club members, but for those playing only indoor bowls the sub is $25.00. All players pay a mat fee of $4.00 on each afternoon, which concludes with tea/coffee and biscuits.

The Club also hosts the Hutt Valley Indoor Bowls Association and they generally play in the evenings. Check out the Activities Calendar for the programme.


We have two formats we typically use; Graded Teams and Graded Progressive.

Teams will either be a Combination of Triples and Fours or a Combination of Pairs and Triples (Depending on numbers attending).

Each team plays 3 games of 7 Ends with 8 bowls delivered per team. A team of 4 delivers 2 bowls each; A team of 3 delivers 3 (lead) 2 (second) and 2( Skip) bowls; a Pair delivers 4 bowls each.

Indoor Bowls News

The last three seasons were severely impacted by the Covid-19 situation. For 2024, we are looking forward to minimal interruption as virtually all mandated restrictions have now been lifted.

If you suspect you may have Covid-19 or have tested positive, we ask you to stay at home until 24 hours after the symptoms have cleared.

New players are most welcome to join and learn from those who are more experienced. Please click on the “Make an Enquiry” box to seek further information.

 2023 Results

Season Wins & Draws (Non-Skip)
Winner   Betty Beswick (27 wins, 7 draws)
Runner Up   Stacey Hughes (27 wins, 3 draws)
Season Wins & Draws (Open)
Winner   Peter Ingham (59 wins, 8 draws)
Runner Up   Kevin Leong (51 wins, 6 draws)
Average points per Day Played (min 5 days)
Winner   Leonard Wong  (24.5)
Runner Up   Peter Ingham (51 wins, 6 draws)
Most Improved Player (Selected by Org Cttee)
Winner   Betty Beswick
Runner Up   Kevin Leong
Player of the Year
Winner   Peter Ingham
Runner Up  Kevin Leong

Indoor bowls winners