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Ready Bowling

Be ready to bowl when it is your turn. You have heard of the term “ready golf?” Well, let’s think about ready bowling.

Nothing frustrates teammates when they have to wait for you, or to look around for you to take your turn. The trick is to watch and be ready to get to the ball return table when the bowler you follow steps off of the approach.

This is not a difficult process. Watch and react.

Next, if you are having problems taking your first step and find yourself aiming longer than you should, there might be an easy fix.

By taking too much time aiming before making your first step can cause tension in your neck, shoulders, and bowling arm. All of these things can lead to poor shot-making.

Not only is being ready to bowl and not aiming too long good etiquette, it can work to your advantage.

There are things you can do to speed up the pace of your preparation process and still become a very effective shot-maker.

First, make your decisions on playing the lanes and how you wish to make your shot off of the approach.

Use the small area next to the ball return unit, off of the approach, as your own “bowler’s box” where you make your decisions before stepping onto the approach.


If you are taking more than reasonable time aiming on the approach, the less of a clear picture your mind has of how and where to deliver your bowling ball.

Make a good set-up when taking your stance on the approach, take sight of your target, and begin to bowl.

Some of the best bowlers in the history of the game were fast players. There is no need to rush your shot but there is greater need to not stand on the approach and aim too long.

Ready bowling is the game to play.