If you’re new to bowling, you may be unfamiliar with the techniques and strategies involved in the sport. When you practice at BOWLERO, it’s important to start with the basics like selecting the right ball for your skill level and physical abilities. A lighter ball is usually better for beginners, as it’s easier to control and less likely to cause strain or injury.
You’ll also need to learn the proper stance, grip, and release technique. This involves positioning your feet and body correctly, holding the ball with the right grip, and releasing the ball smoothly and consistently.
Here’s a step by step guide on how to master throwing your ball:
Step 1: Choose the Right Ball
Make sure you select a ball that is comfortable for you to hold and that is not too heavy. You can find the right ball by visiting a bowling pro shop and trying out different options.
Step 2: Find the Right Spot on the Lane
This spot will depend on your skill level and the type of ball you’re using. Generally, beginners should aim for the center of the lane, while more experienced bowlers may aim for the left or right side.
Step 3: Position Your Body Correctly
Stand behind the foul line with your feet shoulder-width apart and your knees slightly bent. Hold the ball with both hands at waist level, with your dominant hand on the bottom and your non-dominant hand on top. Your body should be facing the pins.
Step 4: Take Your Steps
Take four or five steps toward the foul line, starting with your non-dominant foot. Your steps should be smooth and consistent. Take smaller steps if you’re a beginner, and larger steps if you’re more experienced.
Step 5: Begin Your Swing
Begin to swing the ball forward with your dominant arm. The ball should swing smoothly and naturally, without any jerky movements.
Step 6: Release the Ball
As your arm reaches the top of the swing, release the ball with a smooth, controlled motion. The ball should roll off your fingers and onto the lane. Try to release the ball at the same spot on the lane each time.
Step 7: Follow Through
After releasing the ball, follow through with your arm and continue your forward momentum. Your arm should end up pointing toward the pins. This will help you achieve more accuracy and power in your throw.
Step 8: Watch Your Results
Watch as the ball rolls down the lane and toward the pins. Pay attention to where the ball hits the pins and how the pins react. This will help you adjust your technique and improve your throws over time. As always, constant practice will help you improve your game over time!