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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bowling 101

Have you heard? BBBS’s Bowl for Kid’s Sake is in full spin across Canada and we want to make sure that you’re all ready and in tip top shape to bowl your best game!

Here are some tips & tricks to help you bowl like a pro-
  1. Choose your ball
    When it comes to picking a ball, it can be a little tricky- if it's too light it'll be hard to control, and a heavy ball will lack the momentum it needs to knock the pins down. So, make sure your grip is comfortable and you can release the ball easily so you can get that strike!
  2. Bowling Shoes
    Most bowling shoes have 'special slides' -Make sure that you slide on the opposite foot to the hand you're bowling with. Sliding helps the momentum of the ball and gives it extra power to really knock those pins down.
  3. Tamed Twinkle toes
    Keep your steps smooth and small as you go for that all-important swing. Point your swing where you want your ball to go and you're on target for that strike!
  4. Feet on the floor
    Extend the arm you don't bowl with to help keep your balance. You don't want to fall over at a crucial moment!
  5. Paying attention
    Try not to get distracted and look straight ahead and keep those pins in your sight. Remember to keep your eyes open!
  6. Think you're ready?
    We do too! Get out there and have fun!
Don’t forget to celebrate when you get a great score or when you knock those pins down! Here’s a quick video on how to ‘celebrate’ your bowling success!

Share with us your bowling secrets and tips.

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