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875 N. Broad Street Middletown, DE 19709

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How to Teach Kids to Bowl

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With a little extra help, even children as young as 3 can bowl. You just have to make sure they have the right equipment and a good teacher!

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Here are a few tips to help teach young children how to bowl:

  • Pick the Right Ball – Just as with adults, picking the right ball is important. Many kids have a tendency to try to show off when selecting a ball, but it’s important that their bowling ball isn’t too heavy. Generally a 6 lbs. ball is a good fit for young bowlers.
  • Ball Ramps – If your child is very young or has trouble handling their ball, our ball ramps can help them have fun and bowl safely.
  • Bumper Lane – Regulation sized lanes can sometimes be a little much for young ones to handle. It’s important that kids don’t get too discouraged when learning to bowl, and that’s where bumper lanes come in. Just let us know if you have a little one playing when you come in, and we’ll be happy to set them up with bumper lanes and/or a ball ramp.
  • Teach Them the Basics – Basic etiquette is important! Make sure your child knows the rules so that everyone can keep having fun. Let them know when it’s their turn, not to step over the line, and the basic rules of the game.

So bring the whole family down to our MIddletown bowling alley for a little fun. Check out our hours and make plans to spend some quality time with your kids today!