Striiiike! 3 Bowling Tips to Impress Your Bowling Teammates (And Win the Game)

More than 45 million people in the United States aged six and older participate in bowling.

Are you part of this group? Are you interested in joining them?

Bowling is a fun activity and a great way to stay active. It can be a tricky sport to nail, though, especially as a beginner.

If you want to become a better bowler but aren’t sure where to begin, keep reading.

Listed below are some great bowling tips that will help you feel more confident during your next game.

1. Choose the Right Ball

The first thing to do if you want to bowl your best game ever is to choose the right ball. Don’t just grab the first one you see (or one that’s available in your favorite color).

16-pound ball is the heaviest ball that bowling leagues allow. That doesn’t mean it’s the right option for you, though.

Stick with a ball that’s heavy enough to knock down the pins but not so heavy that you can’t control it. Also, don’t be afraid to switch out your ball later on if you find you chose one that’s too heavy. 

2. Improve Your Posture

Work on improving your posture when you go to throw the ball, too.

If you pay attention to really good bowlers, you’ll see that they have a very specific way that they stand and position themselves when their turn arrives.

The following are some basic posture tips to keep in mind when you’re bowling:

  • Lean your upper body forward slightly (about 10-15 degrees)
  • Flex your knees so your knee caps are directly over your toes
  • Keep your shoulders as close to even as possible — don’t let your bowling shoulder drop more than one inch below your non-bowling shoulder
  • Avoiding rotating your shoulders back and forth as much as possible
  • Keep your head steady and chin higher than your shoulders
  • Point your head toward your target

Try to keep your upper body motionless during your approach, too. This will help you maintain control over the ball.

3. Adjust Your Aim

Pay attention to where you’re aiming your bowling ball, too.

Most bowlers find that they see the best results when they aim for the space between the 1 and 3 pins (if they’re right-handed) and the 1 and 2 pins (if they’re left-handed).

This space is known as the “pocket.” Aiming for and hitting this area will increase your chances of knocking down all the pins at once.

As you start to bowl on a more regular basis, you’ll find that this gets easier to do.

Need More Bowling Tips? 

As you can see, there are lots of strategies you can try if you want to become a better bowler. Keep these bowling tips in mind during your next game and you’ll be sure to impress your teammates and your opponents.

Remember, though, that the only way you’re going to keep getting better at bowling is to practice on a regular basis. That can be hard to do if you don’t have easy access to a bowling alley. 

If you’re serious about improving your bowling game, you might want to consider building your own practice space in your home.

Contact us today to learn more about our residential bowling alley services and how we can help you take your bowling game to the next level.

Learn more about bowling alley construction and call US Bowling Corporation today,  (909) 548-0644 

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