North Albury Bowling Club's leading lady Jeanette Tuckwell becomes first female player at club to win district singles title

Jeanette Tuckwell has rewritten the history books for the North Albury Bowling Club.

Her recent win in the Albury and District singles championship was the first district singles title by a ladies player at the club.

Tuckwell won the final 25-17, but was forced to overcome an early deficit to claim the title.

“It was very exciting,” Tuckwell said.

“It was absolutely my biggest achievement since playing bowls.

“I didn’t expect it.”

Tuckwell is still relatively new to the game, only taking to the greens 10 years ago after being invited along by a friend.

She hasn’t looked back since, winning the district triples title last year and finishing runner-up in this year’s district pairs tournament.

“I was only here just to learn it, I never thought I would win something like this,” Tuckwell said.

“There were so many experienced players here and there still is.”

But above all, it’s the friendships she has made along the way that she cherishes.

“I love to travel and play in other tournaments and meet new people playing bowls,” Tuckwell said.

“I hope to keep playing for a while yet, I’m still enjoying it a lot.”

If Tuckwell is successful at next month’s regional championships, she will progress to the state singles titles.

The event will be held at Albury’s Commercial Club.

Tuckwell also played in the final of the club’s major singles earlier this week, defeating Mavis Booth.