Bowls continues to be given wide media exposure and, as a result, large numbers of enthusiastic players, from teenagers to those enjoying retirement, are being attracted to the sport. Standards of play are also improving, which means that for many competitors the skill factor will become increasingly important in match play. This book is designed to help such bowlers develop their all-round performance. It covers game preparation, suggesting ways to improve concentration and to boost confidence, and details practices for refining techniques and shots. It also discusses how to cope with the complications of strong wind, rain or an uneven green surface, and how to decide which tactics to adopt either in a team situation or when playing singles. In addition, there is a section on fault analysis which looks specifically at delivery action, grip, stance, swing, follow through, position of the head, and the non-bowling arm. How to combat stress, something which most bowlers contemplate at some stage of their careers, is considered, too, by Derek Bell, a former English Indoor Bowling Association Singles Champion.