The Mermaid Bowls League consists of eleven clubs based in East Sussex and West Kent and is sponsored by the Mermaid Inn, Rye.
The Clubs are based between St. Leonards to the west, Hamstreet to the east and Tenterden to the north.
Matches are played on a home and away basis between four rinks of mixed triples. The season starts in May and goes through to early September.
The Mermaid Bowls League (and its constituent clubs) is noted for fair play and genuine sportsmanship.