Sporting Schools

Tenpin Bowling is a brilliant options for schools. Whether it’s in your local centre or at the school, delivered by a coach or teacher trained, we can hire or sell the equipment you need to give students an experience they’ll remember.
Active kids grow up to be active adults, tenpin bowling can keep your active, involved, engaged and having fun for your whole life!

Sporting Schools is an Australian Government initiative designed to help schools increase children’s participation in sport and connect them with community sport opportunities. Sporting Schools programs are provided free to children and their families to help students build the confidence and capability to be active for life.

For more info on the Sporting Schools Program visit

Tenpin Bowling Australia is one of many National Sport Organisations who support this initiative. Have your school Principal apply for funding, and if successful register for a tenpin bowling program next term. Your child could do Bowl Patrol for free with Sporting Schools!

Set them up and knock them down! Our ‘portable lanes’ enable learning to bowl in YOUR environment. Ask your local centre or email [email protected]
  • Experience bowling in your school or local centre
  • Hire, buy or utilise existing resources to create your own tenpin lanes, pins and ball
  • Be taught to bowl by a qualified coach/Lane Ranger or
  • Easy, online learning to upskill teachers to deliver, meeting curriculum requirements
  • Utilise inclusive resources such as ramps, bumpers, developmental games, session plans, word board, visual schedule and social story

We are also support Special Olympics Australia’s new all-inclusive school sports initiatives; Playing for All, Sport Partner and Community Hub . Find out more here:

States and Territories across Australia can assist with tenpin bowling in schools, check out your education department (like NSW‘s tenpin bowling).

ACHPER can also help teachers with resources and training to integrate tenpin bowling easily into curriculum (like ACHPER VIC). 

Has your child enjoyed tenpin bowling at schools? The next step is visit your local centre and join a learn to bowl program (check out or a junior league from as little as ~$30 a year.

Why should schools reach out to Tenpin Bowling Australia? our programs, resources and coaches are accredited, globally leading and ensure quality sport experience. It’s one of only a handful of ‘Target Sports’ (along with bocce and lawn bowls) and utilises the Fundamental Movement Skill ‘underarm throw’.

Sporting Schools website: Sporting Schools

Sporting Schools Tenpin Bowling page: Tenpin Bowling

Bowl Patrol: Bowl Patrol

Teacher Training: Bowl Patrol In-School Sessions (4)

Yulunga Traditional Indigenous Games ASC

Online score program: Bowling Genius Teacher ‘Target’ Games & Activities

Australian Council for Health Physical Education & Recreation: ACHPER

For more information or to book a program, please contact:
[email protected] or @bowlpatrolaus on Facebook/Instagram

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