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Tips to Ensure a Great Time at the Alleys


In America bowling is one of the most popular sports enjoyed by millions of Americans irrespective of their age. This is why of all nations, the States has the largest number of home bowling installations. What makes this sport such a popular activity is the inclusive nature of the game. It doesn’t matter what is your skill level you can easily participate in the game. Also, bowling is one of those few games that allow you to socialize with other players to a great extent.

If you are thinking of taking up bowling as an activity or already bowl and want to enrich your experience we have a few tips for you.

Understand and respect the bowling etiquettes

As mentioned before socializing is the integral part of bowling and this is why it is necessary that you learn and understand the etiquettes of the game. You won’t have fun if you upset other lane mates with your behavior. There are some strict rules of bowling alleys, but these rules are very easy to follow and are in place to let you have fun and let others enjoy the game too. An important rule is the right of way that you need to yield to the other bowlers. If there are players in the left or right bowling lanes, then do not enter the bowling area as it is very distracting for them. Wait for a few seconds for these players to bowl, then you can have your chance.

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Make use of great deals

When you do not have the luxury of the home bowling installations then it can get expensive to hang out at the alleys. However, most of the commercial bowling alleys offer special rates in the week at certain times. Reaping benefits of these deals can make your bowling experience a lot more enjoyable. If you plan for bowling on Saturday nights, then it is going to be too expensive not to mention very crowded as well. On any other night you can have a lot more fun in a less hectic atmosphere, saving a lot more money.

Do not coach unnecessarily

It is often a common problem with bowlers who are skilled at the game. It is good to be skilled in bowling, but it is not advisable to criticize the forms or motion of others as this might irritate them, no matter how good your intentions are. Do not give advice to other players unless it is asked from you. Unnecessary coaching kills the fun and often leads to arguments among friends.

Friendly competitions are fun

These days bowling alleys have electronic scoring boards so it is a lot more likely to get into competition with others. But if you really want to enjoy bowling institute more friendly competition. You can set conditions for the game where the losing person will have to buy snacks or drinks.

Such friendly competitions keep the fun alive while also making the bowling atmosphere more competitive.