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Sutton Winson has been supporting clubs, counties and associations since 1985, with a comprehensive range of insurance policies for bowls, tennis, squash and other racquet clubs across the UK.


Their reputation has been built on a wealth of experience and by focusing on the sports they insure.


They support top-class sporting events, at both, the national and international level, including being a proud partner of the Paralympics Committee.


They like to plan and think in the long-term, you can be confident that winning your business is just the first step. They’ll guide you through the entire process and ensure that matters are dealt with quickly and efficiently. As a customer of Sutton Winson, you know that they'll be there to fight your corner if any claims arise.


Sutton Winson provides insurance and risk management solutions for:


  • Businesses
  • Non-profit organisations
  • Private clients
  • Organisations looking to provide employee benefit schemes


With offices in Twickenham, Petersfield and Burgess Hill Sutton Winson’s clients are based throughout the UK and overseas.




The History of TLH Leisure Resort

The history of TLH Leisure Resort goes back to 1947 when the Murrell family first started the business as a 28 bedroom hotel. The resort has now expanded from its small beginnings; TLH is going from strength to strength and always striving to offer the best value whilst delivering unforgettable holidays.


The TLH Team

Key to the resort’s success is the staff at TLH. The team is very important and is the heart of the business. Teamwork and customer service runs through the core of TLH, both front of house and behind the scenes staff endeavour to make your stay or event a memorable occasion. Happy customers are their prime concern and all staff members receive regular, award winning, in-house training to ensure the highest standards of service are maintained.


TLH Leisure Resort Today

Today TLH Leisure Resort boasts 4 3 star hotels, offering a range of indoor and outdoor leisure facilities to residential guests as well as to the local community.


Their indoor tournament standard bowling arena allows keen bowlers the opportunity to enjoy year round bowing holidays. Their on-site Aztec Leisure complex offers unrivalled leisure facilities in Torbay, with a 25 metre indoor pool, family fun pool, luxury spa, bistro, gym and fitness studio, not forgetting their fun filled Aztec Games arena, which boasts, 10 pin bowling, archery, snooker, pool, table tennis and arcade games. 


TLH Leisure Resort proudly offer specialised breakes such as dancing, bowling and spa alongside their core leisure business, offering memorable holidays to famlies, couples and groups. Their high, year-round occupancy levels and high guest return rate is testament to the TLH leisure Resort experience and value.  




Australian designed and made, AeroBowls is the world’s fourth and newest manufacturer of Lawn Bowls and is already the largest selling bowl in Australia and New Zealand, quickly becoming a force within the UK and Europe.

The company was founded by Walter and Sharon Jacobs to manufacture bowls where every bowl of the same model is exactly the same, something that had never been achieved before.

After extensive research and development, AeroBowls acquired precise digital lathes to make the worlds’ most accurate bowls in high-tech robotic machines, with the bowl being made from beginning to end, never moving off its plane. In addition, the company have been at the forefront of innovation with the introduction of two and three colour bowls, alongside development of unique grips, including the revolutionary Z Scoop ® grip. As well as quality, the company prides itself on giving its customers a large CHOICE of COLOURS, GRIPS, LOGOS, LOGO STYLES and PAINTWORK COLOURS.

Alongside bowls, the company have sourced high quality bags, shoes, clothing and accessories making it the premium brand in Bowls.





Since 1987 we have been supplying and installing a wide variety of durable, resilient, multi-functional indoor and outdoor sports surfaces that are a joy to use and easy to maintain. Our surfaces are installed and used at International Sports Venues across the UK and Ireland and across the world. We provide surfaces and equipment for the following sports; 

• Indoor and outdoor Bowls • Football • Indoor and outdoor • Cricket • Tennis • Hockey • Multi-Use Games areas

We are the world’s leading suppliers of Bowls surfaces, our artificial indoor bowls surfaces are used for competitions at International and Club Level. We are particularly proud to be the providers of the famous “Blue” Pro-Weave World Bowls Tour Indoor Championship Rink as seen on television. 

At Dales Sports Surfaces we insist on the finest quality products and workmanship to ensure complete customer satisfaction. Whatever you are looking for we can discuss your requirements and can tailor our products to your needs, give us a call today.




My name is Tony Holland and I'm the joint owner of The Bowls Shop - my dear wife Ann being the other partner. Welcome to our website.

Whilst Ann doesn't Bowl any longer, I've been playing Bowls for some 30 years, and having reached the latter stages of a few National Finals, I guess you’d classify me as a ‘reasonable’ Bowler and certainly someone with experience both Indoors and Outdoors. That means that since I opened the shop in 1992, I’ve been able to listen to my customers, empathise, and dispense the best impartial advice I can to make sure that whatever their ability, their level of experience or the issue they’re wrestling with, they will be able to make an informed choice as well as get a fair deal.

As well as having the shop, I also travel to Indoor Centres during the winter bowling season, and during the summer to various Bowls Tournaments such as those held in Skegness, Great Yarmouth etc. I also get to cover some men’s and women’s National Finals such as the Bowls Scotland National Championships held in Ayr, the Bowls England National Championships held in Leamington Spa and the English Short Mat Bowling Championships.

If you'd like to come and say "Hello" and see for yourself the clothing, Bowls and other bowling paraphernalia I take along to these venues, then check out if I’m coming anywhere near where you live or bowl by clicking on Roadshows.




Short Mat International


Welcome to the master listing of national and International websites for Short Mat Bowls. It is a brilliant indoor sport and is spreading on a world wide basis. Some websites have been created by the national governing bodies, other pages have been created as interim information pages awaiting the creation of other websites. If you want to know more about our sport an explanation is given on the home page of BREAKAWAY LEISURE holiday site. A glossy Short Mat magazine is also produced and more details are available at Short Mat International's website 

The Bowls Development Alliance in partnership with Bowls England, English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd, English Short Mat Bowling Association, English Bowling Federation and the British Crown Green Bowling Association have developed a policy for the sport of bowls which outlines the four organisations commitment to ensuring that the sport provides a safe environment for all young people to play. The policy clearly outlines the processes that need to be gone through if a situation arises where a child may be at risk and provides advice on support that is available to you and who you may need to inform. The policy is not just aimed at those clubs with juniors it is also there for clubs that work closely with young people or adults with a disability or those young people or adults who are known to be at risk.

Guidelines have also been developed for those clubs who are seeking guidance on particular aspects of safeguarding for example, there is a job description for a Bowls Club Welfare Officer (formally known as the Child Protection Officer) guidance on how to safely recruit both paid and unpaid volunteers and staff and details of the Local Safeguarding Boards who offer support when needed.

Finally to save clubs time developing their own, a range of templates are available to download which can be utilised by your own club.


Bridge Overseas Ltd has organised friendly themed leisure holidays for approaching twenty-five years. These include organised duplicate Bridge, duplicate Whist, Green & Short Mat Bowls, casual morning walks, Golf and Wellbeing packages. As a long-standing and successful tour operator and event organiser, with its own ATOL protection and TTA bonding, your holiday is in safe hands. We can help you on all aspects of your holiday, if you are travelling on your own and want the extra reassurance you will be well looked after or a group looking for a bespoke holiday package. We offer a free phone call centre open six days a week manned by experienced, friendly and impartial holiday advisor’s, so please do not hesitate to call us on the free number above, alternatively go to our contacts page where you can request a hard copy brochure, a call back or any other information you need.



Since 1987 Dales Sports Surfaces Ltd has been the world’s leading supplier of bowls surfaces.  In 2003 Dales acquired the Wygreen Company from Kidderminster who had been trading since 1947 making the globally respected Wygreen Shortmat.  Continuing to build on their growing range of shortmats Dales purchased the bowls division of Verde Sports Ltd in March 2005 and created a new company called Verdemat Bowls Ltd.  Our extensive range offers something to suit all requirements from Shortmat and carpet bowls to portable bowls and equipment. We have always insisted on the finest quality products and workmanship to ensure complete customer satisfaction and we will continue to maintain these standards which others try to follow. 


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