Tenpin Bowling was initially confined to the private lanes of the American Club for obvious reasons – the sport was already a flourishing multi-million dollar industry with it’s popularity among Americans of all ages, forcing the export of this US-penchant to the rest of the world, including Singapore.
Singaporeans were finally provided its first public centre when Jackie’s Bowl Orchard opened her doors to 12-hour long waiting lists of curious locals on Christmas Eve in 1965. The highly technical nature of the sport has made excellent ball sense insufficient to carry a bowler with great potential, to the pinnacle. The ability to read the lanes – much like a golfer reading the putting green – comes through proper instruction and practice. The ability to deliver the ball accurately all the time comes through getting the body mechanics fine-tuned and well balanced so that all that can be done has been done to facilitate a perfect delivery.