So you’ve decided to take up bowling. Good for you! Bowling is a great way to have some fun while also getting a little exercise. But before you hit the lanes, it’s important to understand the basics of the game and how to get started. Here are five simple tips that’ll help any beginner bowlers get ready to roll.

1. Choose the Right Ball

Selecting the right size ball is essential to a successful bowling experience. The right size ball should fit comfortably in your hand and allow your fingers and thumb to completely fit into the holes. If it’s too small or too big, you’ll be uncomfortable from start (and probably end) of your turn and won’t be able to get as much power behind your throw.

2. Start with an Open Stance

When you’re getting ready for your turn, make sure that you stand with your feet slightly apart—this is known as an open stance position. This allows more flexibility in your body when throwing the ball down the lane, giving it more potential speed and spin than if you stood with both feet together (the closed stance).


3. Keep Your Arm Straight

As you step towards the lane, straighten your arm and keep it there throughout the entire motion of throwing the bowling ball down the lane. Keepingyour arm straight helps put more power behind each throw, allowing for better control over where it goes on its journey towards those pins.

4. Follow Through with Your Swing

As soon as you release the ball down the lane, don’t stop there—keep going by following through with your swing all the way until both hands are pointing at each other in front of you (known as “shelfing”). This technique helps ensure that all of your power gets transferred into one final move at the end of each throw instead of dissipating during mid-swing motions like an incomplete follow through would do.

5. Don’t Forget About Footwork

Footwork is just as important for balance during each throw as making sure that arm is straight and doing a proper follow through with every throw—if not even more so! Make sure both feet stay planted firmly on either side of that foul line while making each delivery; this will help ensure accuracy when aiming towards those pins (or spares).

There’s no doubt about it—bowling can be intimidating for beginners who are just starting out in this fun yet sometimes intense sport; however, these five tips should help anyone become a pro bowler in no time flat! With proper knowledge on sizing up balls correctly, keeping a good open stance position, using correct arm motions during throws, doing an effective follow through after releasing balls down lanes and also remembering footwork techniques while aiming at pins—you’re guaranteed success when playing any game or tournament against opponents or friends alike! So go ahead…knock ’em down!