Lytham Bowling Club moved to its present location in 1905, but was in existence before this. It is a calm oasis in the heart of bustling Lytham, surrounded as it is by hedges, mature trees and attractive gardens. The green measures 45 yards by 40 yards and there is a pleasant Clubhouse with a bar, comfortable lounge and the facilities of the Club consist of two snooker tables,table tennis and darts. It couldn’t be easier to get to. The centre of Lytham, with its fine shopping and Public Transport facilities is 100 yards away. The seafront is a further 200 yards, whilst the station, with half hourly services to Blackpool and Preston, is only 25 yards away, across the road. There is plenty of parking in the vicinity, some of it is free.
The Club occupies premises which have been owned by Lytham Bowling Club Limited since 1905 (see History Page) and there is provision in the Club Rules whereby all Full, Senior and Life Members may purchase a £1 share in the Company at face value after they have been members for two years.
On ceasing to be a Member for any reason, the share is automatically returned for the same consideration. This will ultimately ensure the future of the Club in perpetuity because the Company will be controlled by those Club Members who have exercised their option to purchase a share.
Unissued shares are vested in three Trustees elected in rotation at the Club's Annual General Meeting.
Provision For Members
The Club enters teams in several of the local leagues, more details of which can be seen on the League page. It also, though, runs a range of competitions, for its own members, throughout the year. These include both scratch and handicap competitions, in order to permit all members of the Club to participate, rather than a select few “good” players. A very high proportion of the membership play in an individual competition which lasts throughout the summer on a Wednesday afternoon. There are also Summer and Winter leagues formed from four or five randomly selected teams which compete each week. These are all excellent social as well as sporting events, which ensure that new members are quickly integrated into the social fabric of the Club. Details of some of the competitions can be found on the competitions page.
But members appreciate the informal events as much. On most fine afternoons and evenings in the Summer, other than Matches, members turn up and play bowls with others in informal pairs and foursomes, whilst the same occurs on the snooker tables in the winter table bowls and table tennis is also played.
There are also frequent social events throughout the year, offering good food and entertainment at reasonable prices - see the current programme in the events page.