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Lawn bowling or lawn bowls is an age old game that is played all around the globe. The sport is usually played outdoors with either on a natural grass or an artificial turf on a bowling green that may be flat, or convex or uneven.
Lawn bowls dates back to the 13th Century where it originated in Britain; the game is a close relative of Italian Bocce and French Petanque. Today the game is popular everywhere and is played by people of all ages.
A rubber mat is used in the center of the bowling rink on which the players must stand with at least one foot on it.
Colored bowls (earlier black or brown only) made of wood, rubber, composite material or lignite are used in the sport of lawn bowls. The ball usually weighs around 1.5kg and is 12-14.5cm in diameter.
It is a small white ball which is used as a target in the sport.
Lawn Bowls - Clothing
Lawn Bowling players wear comfortable shirts and trousers/shorts (usually white colored).
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