The Sports Surface you can rely on

Welcome to Dales Sports

Since 1987 we have been supplying and installing a wide variety of durable, resilient, multi-functional indoor and outdoor sports surfaces that are a joy to use and easy to maintain. Our surfaces are installed and used at International Sports Venues across the UK and Ireland and across the world. We provide surfaces and equipment for the following sports;

• Indoor and outdoor Bowls • Football • Indoor and outdoor • Cricket • Tennis • Hockey • Multi-Use Games areas

We are the world’s leading suppliers of Bowls surfaces, our artificial indoor bowls surfaces are used for competitions at International and Club Level. We are particularly proud to be the providers of the famous “Blue” Pro-Weave World Bowls Tour Indoor Championship Rink as seen on television.

At Dales Sports Surfaces we insist on the finest quality products and workmanship to ensure complete customer satisfaction. Whatever you are looking for we can discuss your requirements and can tailor our products to your needs, give us a call today.

A reference to previous work carried out can be viewed Here


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Dales Bowls Floors have supplied top quality bowls floors to customers all over the world. Our Principal, Mr. Dickie Dales, sadly died on 23rd February 2009 having established the Sports Surface Company as the world's market leader in Bowls Surfaces. Dickie was a "legend in his own lifetime"; well-known and respected not just in the U.K. but in many countries throughout the world. Dickie's reputation is synonymous with quality and service. He will not be forgotten and his memory and traditions will live on.


Meet The Team

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Richard Steadman
Managing Director
Richard Steadman, Managing Director, explains why Dickie Dales believed Dales is right for sports surfaces: "Dickie was proud to be the owner of the Company that has made wooden bowls floors the preferred option for Clubs and the world's top bowlers. Since 1987 his system has proven itself many times over and all the clubs on our installation list will support this. He always insisted on the finest quality products and workmanship to ensure complete customer satisfaction and we will continue to maintain these standards which others try to follow.

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Richard White
Sales Manager
Richard joined Dales in 1998 to develop the Pro-Weave Bowling Surface having had 15 years in the industry. His responsibility is the Sales and Marketing of the company, which now includes many other sports. Richard has played bowls for 40 years including county and national level and has also been involved in many other sports.

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Jim Rushby
Sales Manager
With over 20 years experience in the Civils Industry. Jim will be the main contact on the Civils side of Dales, growing our business into another dimension, now being able to offer a total package from a greenfield site to completion.


Latest News


2015 has proved to be a very exciting and successful year for Cowplain Bowling Club. Following the successful bid made to the Sport England Inspired Facilities Fund in 2014 for funding, the Club were able to have an all-weather surface, installed by Dales Sports Surfaces, at the beginning of the year.


The Worshipful the Mayor of Havant with honoured guests and Club members at the Opening Ceremony

The work was completed at the end of March 2015 and the green was officially opened on the 21st April 2015 by the Worshipful the Mayor of Havant, Marjorie Smallcorn.

From the Opening Ceremony at the start of the season to being named regional winners of the Bowls England Club of the Year award at the end of the season, it has been a truly spectacular year.

The magnificent success achieved by many of the Club’s members in the external and league competitions this season demonstrates how quickly we all adapted to playing on the new surface whilst still retaining the ability to play well on grass when visiting other Clubs.

The increase in membership has been overwhelming with a 30% increase. Facilities are available to encourage bowlers having a disability to take a full and enjoyable part in the sport and also arrangements are in place through after school activities for children at the local school to have tuition with the help of our coaches.


Bowlers enjoying the winter sunshine at one of the Club’s “roll-up” mornings

Having an all-weather surface also gives the Club the opportunity to offer winter bowling to the community. Three organised “roll-up” sessions are held each week, two winter competitions are on offer for members to participate in, and friendly matches have been arranged, home and away, competing against the three other clubs in the area who also have an all-weather surface; giving our new bowlers the opportunity to play under match conditions.

The Club is very proud to have a world class all-weather surface.

Richard White & partners will be representing Lincolnshire in the National Championships
Richard White with his partners from Burton House IBC Colin Box, Gary Moms & Nick Aspen are Lincolnshire Rinks county Champions and will be playing at Leamington in the National Championships representing Lincolnshire!

Dales Sports Surfaces Ltd continue to sponsor BOWLS ENGLAND Competition Two fours for 2015
Dales have also signed an agreement with EIBA to sponsor the Egham Trophy for 3 years. The final will take place at Boston IBC each year.

Richard White remains as President of Lincolnshire Indoor Bowling Association
Richard White will continue in 2015/16 as Lincolnshire Indoor Bowling Association President after an enjoyable first year, in particular reaching the final of the Liberty Trophy.


Many prestigious contracts have been completed in 2014/15.
Click Here to see the full reference list

Dales dynamic Outdoor Bowls is proving popular
Dales dynamic Outdoor Bowls system is proving popular and achieving the World Bowls standards required. Greens in 2014/15 have been contracted at Cowplain, Woburn Sands. More have been contracted for 2015. To see the video Click Here.

Artificial crown Greens to be completed
Artificial Crown Greens to be completed at Warrington (2 greens) & Biddulpn in 2015. Keep up-to-date with all our newly completed project via our twitter feed Click Here.

Congratulation to Wendy Dales on Completing the London Marathon!
Wendy Dales, Wife of Director Christian Dales completed the London Marathon to collect her medal despite a serious knee injury after 3km. Wendy ran for the Charity "Beating Bowel Cancer" and raised a substantial amount of money...




Dales Bowls are the world’s leading suppliers of bowls surfaces for outdoor and indoor use. Our artificial outdoor bowling greens are installed throughout Europe, the Americas, the Far East and Australia. Our outdoor bowls surfaces are UV stable and may be used in wet weather conditions. Our artificial indoor bowls surfaces are used for competitions at International and Club Level. We are particularly proud to be the providers of the famous “Blue” Pro-Weave World Bowls Tour Indoor Championship Rink as seen on television. 

Dales Sports Surfaces Ltd
Sharpes Lane, Leverton, Boston, Lincs PE22 0AR
Telephone: 01205 761066





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