About Us

A Brief History of Harlequin Bowls Club

In 1903 British servicemen stationed in Pretoria formed a hockey club, which also allowed the participation of local citizens. After searching for a suitable name, the club wrote to Harlequin Rugby Football Club in London and obtained their permission to use the name Harlequin in Pretoria. Other sports, notably rugby and cricket, were formed as subsections of the Club. In the late 1940s, the present site in Groenkloof was leased to the Club on a long-term lease at low rental, allowing the addition of further sporting sections. 

The Harlequin Bowls Club sub-section was formed in 1958 with two bowling greens. The membership of the bowls section increased steadily until the 1980s when it peaked at approximately 150 members. Today the club is still standing strong, competing in the top league divisions in Gauteng, and achieving success nationally.

Membership Fees

Men & Women

R 950 per annum
  • Includes membership fees to BGN and BSA which is required to play in league competitions and BGN hosted events.

Seniors (60+)

R 800 per annum
  • Includes membership fees to BGN and BSA which is required to play in league competitions and BGN hosted events.

Social Members

R 400 per annum
  • Social members may use the club facilities and play tabs-in, but are not eligible to play in club or BGN competitions.

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Dress Code & Equipment

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Clothing

Casual comfortable attire for tabs-in and social events. Club competitions to be played in official Harlequin colours.

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Shoes

Flat soled shoes or takkies / trainers. Shoes may not have a heel as these can damage the green. 

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Woods/Bowls

For beginners we have practice bowls on-hand. Our coaches will help you find the right size bowl before you invest in a set.

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