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Title Play Bowls
Authors Simon Botha, Roy Haupt, Graham Mackenzie and Margo Watson
Publisher Not known, South Africa
First published 2000
ISBN 0620260955
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Softback
List price R100.00
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
22.0 x 15.0
Number of pages 154
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None 1 74
Synopsis Written by four top (level 4) coaches and profusely illustrated by one of them (Roy Haupt), this book is broadly based on the South African 'Clinic' (fixed-stance) method of coaching that was the subject of Julius Sergay's publication Bowls - The Winning Way.

Compared with many other instruction manuals, Play Bowls goes beyond the usual beginner stage by including many aspects that will benefit the more experienced bowler as the full list of chapters reveals:

  • History
  • Equipment
  • Technique
  • Format and the Players of the Game
  • Strategies and Tactics
  • Faults and Fault Correction
  • How to Practise
  • Goals, Plans and Motivation
  • Sport Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Flexibility and Strength Exercises
  • Laws of the Game
  • Future Development