Tenpin Bowling - Play Environment
Tenpin bowling tutorial
Tenpin Bowling - Playing Environment
Tenpin bowling is played on a smooth, narrow surface called a lane . A foul line is there at the start of the lane which should not be crossed by players while bowling. At the end of the track, the pins are arranged in a triangular fashion. The length between the pins and the foul line is 60 feet. About 15 feet from the foul line there is a set of guide lines.
On the other side of the track there are gutters. If the ball falls out of the way, it falls into the gutter and goes past the pins. The approach zone is 15 feet long and ends at the foul line. Here the player holds the ball and rolls it down the lane while establishing a good balance. The width of the track is 41.5 inches and consists of 39 timber.
At the end of the lane, the pins are arranged in four rows with one pin in the first row, two pins in the second row, three pins in the third, and four pins in the last row . The pins are not numbered but the positions in which they are placed are numbered. The track is protected by 18 millimeters of oil which begins 4 inches from the foul line and is applied 38 feet into the track from that point.