Paignton Bowling Club was founded in 1902 and is situated in the heart of Paignton, one of three seaside resorts, – the other two being Torquay and Brixham.  Together, this area is known as Torbay.

We have a reputation of being a very friendly club and the fact that wecurrently have around 160 members, both male and female, surely backs up this claim.

The club has a very busy bowling calendar.  The men, in addition to playing in the Mid Devon League, also play in County games and competitions.  The ladies are just as busy playing in the South Devon Ladies Bowling League and many County games.  We also play a host of friendly games with teams from all over Devon and touring sides from all parts of the country.  

 If lawn bowls is too energetic for you, we have a very popular short mat bowling programme in the winter months.  We play short mat in the club house and are also involved in the short mat leagues in Torbay.  Our short mat players get many invitations to play against visiting teams at the local leisure hotels – which they enjoy immensely!

One of the highlights of the year is our Four Day Away Tour where we have the chance to bowl with different clubs each day and socialise in the evenings.  Always a popular event! 

After many long years waiting, Paignton Bowling Club is thrilled to announce that we have now acquired a 40 year lease which gives us the freedom to develop the club as the members see fit.

 Paignton Bowling Club is not only all about bowling.  Our very active social calendar throughout the year includes:

*  Cheese & Wine Nights!
*  Fish & Chip Suppers!
*  Annual Panto and Variety Show!
*  Quiz and Bingo Nights!
*  And for members with an artistic touch, we have a Weekly Art Class!


Contact Details

Queens Park Road
01803 557663
Contact - Club Secretary


There is limited parking at the Club. Parking is also available at nearby public car park.


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Club Personnel

  • Club Secretary

    John Mason
    01803 555125
  • Ladies Secretary

    Joan Ley
    01803 401119
  • Match Secretary

    Phill Harris
    01803 411551
  • Club Captain

    Dave Nicholls
    01807 527819
  • Ladies Captain

    Val Northall
    01803 525201


  • Treasurer

    Allan Beard
    01803 612789