We love bowling. You love bowling. Everyone loves
bowling. Some people love bowling so much they've decided to strike
out (groan) and come up with alternative uses for the humble
bowling ball. From high art to Hollywood, prepare to be
Well, you can't really put them in the recycling bin, can you?
Crafty bowlers have discovered new ways to up cycle old balls into
garden ornaments. Get some glue and get creative; cover them in
beads, buttons, pennies, shells, mosaic or mirror tiles. Or just
spray paint them to look like ladybirds or bumble bees. The kids'll
1999's Mystery Men starred Jeneane Garofolo as The Bowler, who
floored her enemies with a Perspex ball containing the ghostly
skull of her dead father. Don't worry, you won't find anything so
ghoulish on our Tenpin racks. Only bright, polished, colourful
balls in just the right size and weight.
Bowling Ball Billiards
Fancy a game of Knokkers? Some bright spark decided to combine
two of his favourite games, bowling and billiards, to make what
looks like a giant pool table, but with bowling balls. Knokkers is
yet to hit UK shores, so you'll have to visit LA if you want to try
it for yourself.
According to Woody Harrelson's character in comedy-horror
Zombieland, rule #15 of fighting zombies requires a bowling ball.
"Preferably, 16lbs. Don't use the pink one" he tells us. So if you
need a place to hide out come the apocalypse, make it Tenpin. When
you're not fighting off the un-dead you can make the most of our
fantastic bowling, pool, arcade, laser and cafe facilities.
Artist Eung Ho Park took 126 bright and beautiful bowling balls
and strung them up to make a Bowling Ball Curtain measuring 16ft
long. It currently hangs in the lobby of an NYC school, inspiring
students with "its deceiving airiness and unsettling heaviness".
Still, there's nothing quite like using a bowling ball for its
original intended purpose; hearing it clunk onto the boards, shimmy
down the lane and then smash into every pin. See you at your