Bowls truly is the

'Sport For All'

It can be played by all ages, abilities and sexes, making it ideal for the whole family to enjoy together.  


There are various games of bowls involving different sizes of teams e.g. teams of 4 (rinks), teams of 3 (triples), teams of 2 (pairs) and teams of 1 (singles).


 As a general rule, games can take anything from 2 to 3.5 hours to play.


It provides an excellent opportunity to meet new people and to enjoy a varied and active social life.


Established in 1935, the Civil Service Bowling Club (Chatham) is run for the benefit of its members with the aim of enjoying the game of flat green bowls.

Club Address

Our address, where we share a free car park with the Roko Health Club, is:



Civil Service Bowling Club (Chatham)

Adjacent to Roko Health Club

Watling Street






              Club Secretary: Michael Link  01634 373396 


New Members' Officer: Brian Gunns  01634 234743.  


Playing Bowls

Our bowls season starts in Mid-April every year and ends in Mid-September.


During the year we hold friendly matches (Men, Ladies, and Mixed teams) and competitive matches against other clubs, both home and away.


On Tuesday and Friday afternoons we have 'roll-ups' when club members play friendly games against each other.  Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided midway through the afternoon, free of charge.  The rinks can also be used at other times for practice, subject to certain constraints (e.g. whether there are matches organised or work is being done on the greens). 


A number of free coaching sessions are also held during the playing season.


Initially, the club can provide woods and all the other equipment required to play bowls.  


However, anyone using our greens must wear completely flat, soft-soled shoes in order not to damage the green. 


If you would like to try the game of bowls, please contact Michael Link.



We hope to see you soon...