News and Events


Hopefuly, the tennis courts will be up and running soon once the yearly court preparation is done. This involves clearing moss, relaying lines lifted by frost, and building up and rolling the blaes.

Unfortunately court 2 was problematic this year but with members help we've been able to work our way through it. We've been lucky to be awarded a 900 grant from the Burnamakiman Hydro Scheme 2021 and part of this grant has been spent on replacement tennis net posts for court 2. These are in the process of being cemented in - once this is done the courts should be playable.

Information about this will be given out on the tennis WhatsApp group. Like last year, the WhatsApp group will be used for booking time slots on the courts. This is important so a record can be kept for Track and Trace purposes caused by any Covid issues but also for keeping the number of players on the courts to a safe number. Again, like last year, there will be a combination lock on the gate to the courts once they are ready and safe for play - members will obviously be given the code for entry.

Hopefully, we'll have a good summer and be able to play frequently and safely! Remember to check out all the Covid information that Kat, our Covid Officer, has placed about the courts.

Ongoing information will be put on the tennis WhatsApp group.


Committee met on 18 March (socially distanced) and decided upon the date of Monday 26 April for our Official Opening Date. You will see from Bowls Scotland Guidelines that there will be no formal opening days or competitions at this time.

The latest guidelines will be posted shortly. This information has been sent to all members by email.

We are now looking for members to get the clubhouse, grounds, courts, etc ready for opening. I can advise that members have been busy working on the courts over the past week. It was agreed that the courts could be opened prior to April 26, once both courts were ready for play.

Kathryn Ross, our Covid Officer has prepared signs and has already posted these at the Tennis Pavilion. She has signs ready for the Clubhouse and these will be displayed before Opening Day. We will be following the rules from last season, insofar as using hand sanitizer, wipes, etc to ensure everyones' safety.


Please arrange to pay your fees using last years procedure:-

SORT CODE 82-62-21

(If making payment directly to the Bank Account please ensure you identify yourself (I would put Myra C) otherwise Nigel will not know who the payment is from.

or by cheque made payable to Innellan Bowling & Tennis Club can be posted to:

Nigel Potts
20 Newton Park
Sandy Beach
PA23 7ST

For those who may have been adversely affected, fees can be paid in instalments. Please email Nigel to make arrangements at

Payments should be made by mid May

Regular updates will be posted here and sent by email .

Keep safe!



We would like to provide an update on the COVID-19 Return to the Green Guidance.

We are waiting on the outcome of sportscotland’s discussions with the Scottish Government on sporting activities and what this means for bowls. While we wait for the green light for our full guidance, we wanted to give clubs some interim information to allow clubs to plan for opening their greens from now until 27th April (Protection Level 4).

  • All clubs must have a COVID Officer

  • An online e-learning module for COVID Officers is available:

  • Clubs must follow Test & Protect guidelines:

  • Clubs can open their greens and facilities if documented risk assessments are undertaken, which should include mitigating actions to reduce the risk of virus transmission such as individual access, booking slots and cleaning/hygiene protocols

  • Please also refer to additional guidance produced by sportscotland on Getting Your Facilities Fit for Sport.

  • An outdoor ‘Bowling Bubble’ can consist of up to 15 people, including coaches, at any one time. Physical distancing should always be maintained

  • No additional bowling bubble permitted for multiple green clubs

  • Players must only play in one bowling bubble per day

  • Only singles and pairs should take place at this time, following bowling bubble restrictions

  • Only essential equipment should be used and players should avoid sharing equipment

  • No formal opening days or internal competitions are permitted at this time

  • Spectating is not permitted at this time

  • Clubs should organise a booking system for play

  • Under 18 coaching is permitted, ratio 1:8 coaches to players max 15 players

  • Adult coaching in ‘bowling bubble’ can consist of a maximum of 15 people including players, coaches, and any other support staff at one time

  • Club houses should remain closed apart for toilet access and one-off access to storage areas and locker rooms to retrieve personal equipment which is essential. Personal equipment should not be returned to these areas

  • Where equipment cannot reasonably be taken home and is stored on site, access to retrieve and return such equipment to storage areas is allowed if appropriate risk assessments are undertaken

  • Masks should be worn at all times if inside club facilities

  • Players should only travel within their local authority area under current restrictions

News from 2020 has been moved to the Archive

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