Swindon Manor Indoor Bowls Club has was born out of Swindon Oasis Indoor Bowls Club. In 2012 Swindon Borough Council sold the management of the Oasis Leisure Centre for redevelopment. It was decided that indoor bowls did not feature in the new Oasis. The committee of the Oasis bowls, along with the Council looked for a new home for the bowls club. After a lot of work from both parties a home was found and modified to fit 4 rinks in a unit on Cheney Manor Industrial site. Hence the new name of Swindon Manor IBC which began life in its new home in October 2012.
The club is a members-only club, it is run by members and help in its running is always welcome.
The membership fees as of 2022 are £22 per year (March through to February). Snooker membership is £12 per year, Social and Junior membership is currently £6 per year.
If you are new to bowls or thinking of starting and need some advice then come along to our coaching sessions, held every Monday and Thursday lunchtime from 12-2 pm and Tuesday night from 8-10pm, during the league playing season. Only £3 for a two-hour coaching / bowling session.
More experienced bowlers with problems are also welcome. All coaches are qualified and insured.
The club has 4 rinks on a new green carpet, these rinks are regulation size to enable County and other matches to be played. The area is well lighted and airy giving a pleasant environment in which to play.
There are seats located to one end of all rinks allowing a pleasant viewing of matches whist enjoying a beverage from our kitchen or Bar. Behind a low wall is a nice lounge area for a pre-match or after match relaxing meet.
A large lounge is available away from the bowls arena in which to socialise before and after your game. A licenced bar is available for drinks along with our kitchen providing tea, coffee or other hot drinks.
The club have two full size snooker tables. The tables are separated from the other areas by a low wall and trellis surround.
These tables are available to hire to registered snooker club members or registered bowls members. Annual Snooker membership is £11 and table hire is £3 per hour.
Changing facilities – Both Men and Ladies changing rooms are available.
Room for Hire – A large room is available for bowls related functions, meetings etc. This also has a TV for members viewing at any time.
Bar and Kitchen – A bar is open during bowls session in the evening and the kitchen is available for making hot drinks.