Have you been looking for a sport that’s a little less about pushing your athletic performance to the very edge, and more about community, friendly competition? If you want to develop a new skill, then aside from golf, the most relaxed one (yet thrilling at the same time) has to be bowling. Getting into bowling doesn’t need to be too tough at all, but here are some tips on how to get yourself involved.
Practice with some friends (or on your own)
First of all, a little practice will help you break into the game and see if it’s right for you. If practicing at your local bowling alley doesn’t hold your interest, there’s a good chance that you’re not still going to be as into this hobby a few months down the line.
Of course, people mostly enjoy bowling as a communal sport, so practicing with some friends is the best outcome. However, there’s nothing wrong with doing a little solo practice, either. Use house equipment before you decide that the hobby is worth investing your hard-earned money.
Get into it by finding your local bowling league
A little online searching should quickly turn up whether or not there is a bowling league in your area. If there is one, start attending their events and look up what you can do to join them.
It’s a good idea to scope out what kind of league it might be, as some have more rules than others, and others are designed for more serious competition. They are usually very accepting of new players.
Consider starting your own team
If you’re able to find like-minded players and a league to join, you might want to consider talking about making your own team compete alongside them. Teams offer you an opportunity to have scheduled practice sessions with others.
Plus, your team can get into more types of competitions, and, with the help of your own Hammer bowling jerseys, even stand out a little. Most bowling leagues will dictate teams of certain numbers and make sure that they all wear their own uniform. So, make sure that you’re aware of the rules of any league you want to throw your team into doing soon.
Get into bowling at the level of seriousness you want
People get into bowling for different reasons. Some people want to just have fun, some want to make friends and enjoy light-hearted but thrilling competition, and others want to push themselves and try to be the very best bowlers at the highest levels achievable.
There’s room for all of them! But you want to make sure that you’re spending more time with people who are on your level.
Some bowling teams and leagues tend to take things a little more seriously, while other ones are more laid-back. Be upfront with what you want from bowling and you will likely find people with the same vibe.
If you have a local bowling league or scene, it’s not too difficult to find the opportunity to join in. Bowlers tend to be welcoming of new blood, as it helps keep their scene alive, after all.