Free courses are being held to help bowls enthusiasts following the loss of a Cramlington facility.
As an incentive to get people bowling, Cramlington Bowling Club will be running free beginners classes with equipment provided during May and June, from May 4, at 6pm.
At the end of June anyone who has attended and wants to take up the game will be offered the chance to join the club at a discounted membership fee.
Bob Harrison, from the club, said: “People are missing out since Concordia stopped the bowling.
“Some of us now travel to North Shields and others to West Denton, but most people, especially those reliant on public transport, have simply given up indoor bowls.
“Many players in the Cramlington, Blyth and Seaton Delaval area learned to bowl at the excellent beginners classes that were run at Concordia, but with this facility no longer available we fear that it will be hard to attract new players to the game as it can be intimidating to ‘jump in at the deep end’, without some structured coaching.”
Anyone interested in attending the sessions at Ann Welfare, Cramlington, can email DRH2009@live.co.uk or visit www.cramlingtonbowls.co.uk