Can’t get to your local centre? Try these activities
Bowl Abilities has put together a range of different exercises and activities designed to do almost anywhere. Whether at home, a recreation centre or in the great outdoors! These exercises and activities are achievable with minimal equipment, like plastic drink bottles as pins and tin can/tennis ball as bowling balls.
Challenge yourself further with activities that involve working on target practice and technique development through reinforcing skills learnt in your Bowl Abilities sessions.
Bowl @ Home – Disability Sport & Recreation Online
Join Tenpin Bowling Australia’s Emily Rennes as she takes you through the first four Bowl @ Home videos in one half-hour session. Have a ball, can and drink bottle ready to go.
Session 1 – Rock on Fingers and How to Hold a Bowling Ball
In this video, learn how to hold a bowling ball using your ‘rock on fingers’. Challenge yourself by doing a series of lunge activities with your ‘rock on fingers’.
Equipment: Small ball, can or drink bottle. Chair or wall for balance.
Session 2 – Spiderman Release
In this video, Mia introduces the Spiderman release. Challenge yourself by using your Spiderman release while lunging. Then meet the TBA participation team, as they bowl around Australia!
Equipment: Small ball, can or drink bottle and a chair.
Session 3 – A Balanced Stance
In this video, use your Spiderman release while practicing a balanced stance. Challenge yourself by playing the bean bag target game and trying to beat your best score!
Equipment: Small bean bag or rolled up socks. Small buckets (such as ice cream containers).
Session 4 – Targeting
Lane Ranger Moira uses the skills you’ve learnt from the previous sessions to put them into practice. Remember Rock on fingers, Spiderman release and a balanced stance to roll your ball at the targets.
Equipment: Small ball. Cones or upright cans to aim for.