How to Follow Bowling Etiquette

Learn how to follow bowling etiquette from former PBA touring player Mike D'Ambrosio in this Howcast bowling video.

Transcript

How to show proper etiquette when you're bowling.

When you're open bowling, you want to make sure you have a safe environment, staying on your lane, not running across the lanes or the approaches, and staying focused on your lane itself. When you're in a league setting, you want to make sure you have courtesy to the people next to you by allowing them to go ahead of you and showing courtesy to the people next to you when you're going. You want to allow the person next to you to go in intervals so that everybody has a chance to get to the foul line properly.

Poor etiquette is an example of someone running onto your lane or screaming or shouting when you're throwing a bowling ball. You have to make sure that your environment is safe and staying within your lane.

During recreational bowling or open bowling, you want to make sure that you're on your own lane, you're not running across the lane, and you're showing safety to the other bowlers around you. The rules of bowling are staying off the lane itself, staying behind the foul line, merely because there is oil on the lane and you could slip and fall and hurt yourself. Most likely, there will be signs saying that you should stay behind the foul line and stay on your approach.

Also, you want to make sure that you're not bringing any kind of food or any kind of other entities onto the bowling lane for safety reasons of slipping and falling and interfering with other people bowling.

By showing proper etiquette, it's not only going to allow you to have a better enjoyment of the game, but also the people around you. And that's how you show proper etiquette to enjoy the sport of bowling.

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