December 18, 2016
How to properly hold the bowling ball
Use both of your hands!
Properly holding a bowling ball is very CRITICAL because holding it properly can change the whole course of the game. Like any sport, it takes practice to play well, but if you take it step by step, you can learn to play.
The fundamental step is learning how to hold the ball. If you are holding it for the first time you have to observe the position of the holes and the angles they form with the rest of the ball and between them.
The holes are the sweet spots where your fingers will be placed and that is the reason why you will have to acquire them the biggest attention possible!
More, when you hold the ball, you must bear in mind that both of your hands are implied in the game. Even if you will throw with only one hand, the other hand will work as a support for the hitting hand, also called the dominant hand.
With the dominant hand, you place your three fingers in the holes, keep them in a straight position and do not allow them to bow! Bowing fingers will automatically lead to disequilibrium of the movement which equals to a bad hit!
You will use the other hand as a support of the ball! Please bear in mind that the ball is pretty hard and learning to throw it with one hand requires a lot of practice before succeeding! So, you take the other hand and keep it on the top of the ball. You will keep it like this, above the dominant hand, while you are balancing on your legs in order to gather your all energy and move it on one foot! When you will through the ball, you will automatically take the other hand and maintain the bowing with the dominant one!
Furthermore, it is very important to mention that the ball must be hold with the thumbs of the fingers. If you are wondering how you can hold so much weight only with your fingers, here is the answer for the role of the non-dominant hand.