Bowling Apparel and Accessories
When people want to purchase bowling apparel and accessories, they go to bowling stores or bowling pro shops, which are usually located in bowling alleys. These stores sell bowling apparel including shirts and jerseys, plus balls, shoes, gloves, and bags to put everything in. They may also sell novelty bowling items, towels, hand totes, paper charts, and uniforms.
Sales associates who work in bowling alleys know the sport inside and out and can recommend the best brands and fits for anything from shoes to shirts. They may also provide custom fittings for balls, taking into account the customer's preference on type and weight of the balls. Some may recommend small balls weighing just about six pounds, while others recommend up to 16-pound balls for competitive 10-pin play. It all depends on skill level and whether the player is an adult or kid.
Online bowling apparel and accessories sites sell a wide range of merchandise for adults and children. Here you can purchase items like equipment, bags, and supplies. You may also enter in information for custom made apparel, in which case you would specify size, color, material, and type. You may be able to call for further assistance, or take advantage of virtual assistance if it is offered. These companies usually offer some type of discount, such as specials, free shipping, closeout deals, or group discounts on uniforms for a bowling team.
Sports apparel and equipment stores also sell bowling gear. In-store associates can guide customers to the right sections, outlining the advantages of certain brands and their respective price ranges. Although many bowling alleys feature electronic scoring systems, you can still purchase the old paper score cards for extra documentation, just in case.