It is a myth that lawn bowls is an old persons sport. Today lawn bowls is a non – contact sport for people of all ages from as young as 12 to as old as you feel.

It is a sport that can be enjoyed by every member of your family.

Bowls has evolved over the years and now caters for each individuals needs, there is purely social bowls for enjoyment and interaction with other people, semi competitive games which are quick for those who want to have fun with some competitive feeling, and club pennant for those who have a competitive nature and want to play in a team environment against other clubs.

At Ferntree Gully bowling club we cater for all of the above and have 3 levels of membership which are very reasonably priced.

For people/families who wish to give bowls a try we have several club coaches (listed below) who are only too happy to show you the fundamentals of our sport. We supply all equipment required for you to try our sport and it is cost free.

Currently coaching clinics are held each Sunday (weather permitting) at 10am through to 11am, however other times can be arranged if required.

Please contact one of our friendly staff (039753 5888) to let us know of your attendance so we can have the necessary equipment ready for you. Your only requirement is to wear flat shoes. (sneakers would be ideal)

Ferntree Gully bowling club operates with synthetic greens which can be used all year round.

Come on don`t be shy why not give bowls a try


Our coaches are also happy to make themselves available to all other Members who may just want to get that annoying glitch out of their game!

2019 – 2020 Coaches are:

  • Gail Bowen
  • Bob Selvey
  • Les Stephens


The Club is fortunate to have a number of Nationally Accredited  Umpires whose task it is to adjudicate in matters relating to the playing of the game of bowls, both in accordance with the Rules, and in keeping with the spirit of the game. This is not an easy position to gain; it involves some three months of study, and a number of workshops, and there is a stringent examination at the conclusion. Nevertheless, for those wishing to extend their involvement in the sport, becoming an Umpire can be a rewarding experience. Those interested should make enquiry of our existing Umpires, or go to the Bowls Australia website, a link to which will be found on the Info page.

Our Umpires are :

  • Jim Marshall
  • Tony Jeffery
  • Bob Selvey
  • keith Sheldon-Collins
  • Graeme Trinnick
  • Les Stephens


There are some interesting Videos on Lawn bowls – These can be accessed by searching Lawn Bowls on You Tube