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Your Source for Bowling Tips and Techniques

Bowling is a wonderful activity no matter what your motivation. It’s perfect for unwinding and spending quality time with family and friends, while on the other end of the spectrum, league and tournament bowling are competitive and exciting. For a select few of dedicated players, bowling can even become a lucrative career!

In just about any circumstance, bowling is far more enjoyable when you take the time to learn how to do it the right way. And that’s where our website comes in. We aim to teach you bowling fundamentals so you can feel more confident on the lanes no matter what your aspirations might be.

We have a complete series of free instructional bowling articles that teach you how to become a better bowler step-by-step.

We start with the basics like bowling safety and etiquette and bowling scoring and then introduce you to the required equipment, including bowling balls and bowling shoes.

Next, we walk you through the bowling shot from start to finish, from gripping the ball to releasing it and even learning how to throw a hook ball, a key technique for serious bowlers. Our tips and techniques are tried and tested and will give you everything you need to get out on the lanes bowling confidently.

We thought hard about packaging these articles together into a book, but decided it would be best to make them all freely available on this website, so anyone interested in bowling can read through them instantly without any strings attached. We hope you enjoy them, and we always appreciate when our readers share our site with friends or post a link on their website or social networking profiles.

Head to Our Bowling Articles and Start Learning!

In addition, we have an exclusive bowling newsletter where we share tips not found on the website, as well as opportunities for you to interact with us and our bowling community! As a bonus, you’ll also get a free downloadable ebook of some of our best bowling content. If you are interested in keeping up with us, just enter your email address below. We hate spam and will never share your information.


Bowling is a whole lot more than just rolling a ball down the lane and hitting pins, and we aim to introduce you to this complexity while still making it seem like a lot of fun. (Which it is!) Simply put, bowling is one of the most exciting and entertaining sports you could ever hope to play, and we want to make sure you are getting as much out of it as you can.

Some people see pros bowling on TV and say something like “that looks easy; I could definitely get those scores!” Well, even if you could get the same score at your local alley, it wouldn’t be nearly as impressive of an accomplishment. This is due to the different oil patterns on the lanes in regular open bowling and official PBA sanctioned action. Basically, the conditions you find at your home alley are way easier than lane conditions in leagues or tournaments.

Now don’t get the wrong idea; I’m not saying this to discourage you, but rather reinforce the point that champion bowlers are impressive athletes who excel at a complicated, nuanced game.

By recognizing this, you can appreciate bowling better and you’ll be well on your way to becoming successful yourself. And our bowling articles will introduce the concept of lane conditions, as well as the other factors that make bowling the complex and exciting game that it is.

Leave us a Comment!

We also want this website to be a learning community, so if you happen to have a suggestion, question or tip, please go right ahead and leave a comment on any of our pages or blog posts. We’d love to hear how the bowling experience is going for you and will do our best to answer any questions you might have.

In addition to these articles, we also keep a bowling blog where we share our thoughts, break down our experiences in league, tournaments and open bowling, and offer additional tips. We’re passionate about our bowling and hope that you are too.

Finally, we’re a fairly new site and are still adding content. If there is a particular bowling topic you’d like to see covered or if you have a bowling tip to contribute, please leave us a comment on any of our pages or contact us! We welcome guest posts and allow guest bloggers a full bio box. If you are going to send us a message, my name is Joseph and I’m a successful league bowler and the head writer here on our website.

Again, one of the best ways to keep up with us is to subscribe to our email newsletter, where we share exclusive content not found here on


19 Responses to Your Source for Bowling Tips and Techniques
  1. newbie bowler
    July 24, 2011 | 11:05 pm

    Very helpful blog for bowling. Helpful for a beginner like me in bowling. Thank you.

    • Joseph (BBT Writing Staff)
      September 12, 2013 | 8:34 pm

      I’m glad you’ve found it helpful. Best of luck with your bowling!

  2. social committee member
    August 19, 2011 | 7:42 am

    I’m going to make this mandatory reading before our next office holiday/bowling party.

    • Joseph (BBT Writing Staff)
      September 12, 2013 | 11:30 pm

      Great! I hope that the holiday bowling party is a blast.

  3. bowling buddies
    August 23, 2011 | 12:24 am

    Great bowling guide for newbie bowler like me. I learned many interesting stuff here in bowling as well as the tips and tricks here. Thank you for sharing this wonderful website of yours.

    • Joseph (BBT Writing Staff)
      September 12, 2013 | 11:31 pm

      You’re welcome. It’s great to hear that our site has helped you learn.

  4. montreal buddies
    September 1, 2011 | 6:32 pm

    Excellent guide! Since our company will have a bowling session for our team building next week. Thanks!

    • Joseph (BBT Writing Staff)
      September 12, 2013 | 11:31 pm

      Great timing! Hope the team building session goes well and you bond over some strikes and spares.

  5. mr hamilton
    October 5, 2011 | 11:34 pm

    What a helpful site! I must say that I really learned a lot today and I enjoyed reading your quality guide here on bowling. Thank you very much for sharing it with us and I’m looking forward for more interesting post. :”)

    • Joseph (BBT Writing Staff)
      September 12, 2013 | 11:32 pm

      Great to hear you’ve learned a lot. You’re very welcome.

  6. Joseph (BBT Writing Staff)
    October 7, 2011 | 3:20 pm

    Thanks all for the positive comments. If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask on the individual pages or through our contact page at the top of the site. Happy bowling!

  7. bowling addict
    October 24, 2011 | 10:28 pm

    Bowling is one of the best way to make your bonds more closer to your friends, family, loved ones or just to stranger. Remember competing is good but playing bowling with fun is much more better. 🙂

    • Joseph (BBT Writing Staff)
      May 13, 2012 | 8:17 pm

      I definitely agree! I like to bowl competitively, but it’s such a perfect activity for bonding with friends and family.

  8. mississauga bowling freak
    December 5, 2011 | 1:03 am

    Hi there! I would like to say thank you for sharing your site to us cause I learned many new and interesting tips here about bowling. Cheers!

    • Joseph (BBT Writing Staff)
      May 13, 2012 | 8:18 pm

      You’re welcome! I’m glad you enjoyed our articles.

  9. dennywaters
    June 5, 2015 | 7:55 pm

    when I practice everything clicks. good form,release,
    target area. when the lights come on,everything goes
    away. I’m looking at ways I can relax and bowl like I
    know I can and score well. My average is down 30 pins
    as of this comment and I need to know how to correct

  10. Mitch Boxx
    June 10, 2015 | 1:08 am

    I just started bowling again about 4 months again after being away about 15 years. I bought a Storm Punch Out. I been doing fair my highest game was 208 with the Punch out. But I wanted a second ball so I Bought the Hyper Cell Skid. I was told the Hyper Cell Skid was too much ball for me and I was wondering WHAT EVERYONE THINKS.

  11. Henson
    September 18, 2015 | 1:51 am

    Thanks for sharing this article. I think all your articles on your website will definitely help bowling beginners to improve their skill. Just keep writing!

  12. Dayton Darling
    January 18, 2016 | 12:24 pm

    Thanks for opening my eyes to the wonderful world of bowling!! This website was so helpful and instructional, I can’t wait to try these techniques out in a real bowling alley! I found the book exceptionally helpful in increasing my score. Thanks again for the tips!

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