What is Bowl Abilities?

Tenpin Bowling Australia’s most INCLUSIVE learn to bowl program yet.

  • Bowl Abilities is here to teach anyone how to learn to bowl. In a centre or space that suits you!
  • It’s a 6-8 session program, delivered by trained instructors (Lane Rangers) that focuses on your ABILITY.
  • Uses modifications and inclusive resources to enhance your experience
  • Teaches the fundamental skills of tenpin bowling improving COORDINATION, BALANCE and PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVELS.
  • Bowl Abilities is SAFE and FUN – using carpets on the lanes to get up to 9 metres closer to the pins.
  • A modified 5-frame game and simplified scoring system promotes SKILL development, a sense of ACHIEVEMENT and SELF-CONFIDENCE.
  • Easy online learning to start you coaching pathway by becoming a Lane Ranger
  • Developing LEADERSHIP SKILLS by mentoring others and working cooperatively in a group.

Program Features

  • 6-8 SESSION/WEEK PROGRAM: 45-60 minute sessions, once per week or whenever suits
  • ON THE MOVE: Maximum of 3 participants per lane to keep you active
  • SHORTENED LANES: Modified length to match your progress
  • SHORTENED GAMES: Two 5-frame games each session in addition to practice time
  • CHALLENGING:  Bumpers or ramps only used as needed to encourage skill development
  • 6 LEVELS of ACHIEVEMENT: progression based on ABILITY
  • LANE RANGERS: Program delivered by trained facilitators, who enjoy teaching all abilities how to bowl – or BYO Lane Ranger (with online training available)
  • REWARDING: Recognition of individual achievements and progress
  • SUPPORT: support resources developed with assistance from Special Olympics Australia and Aspect Australia to assist delivery and communication