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Ready for the Lanes: High-Quality Bowling Gear

Whatever your level of play, the right bowling gear makes a difference. Shop a variety of bowling equipment at DICK'S Sporting Goods.

Every bowler needs the right combo of great-fitting bowling shoes, a convenience-maximizing bowling bag and a perfectly weighted bowling ball. Browse bowling accessories for grip aids, bowling ball towels and more.

Choose from polyester and resin bowling balls. Polyester balls are ideal for beginners bowling in dry conditions. Resin balls perform best on well-oiled lanes and provide the greatest strike potential.

Match your personal style and your bowling bag with bowling balls in a variety of hues and designs.

Shop popular bowling brands, including Ebonite® and Dexter®. If you find a lower price on bowling gear somewhere else, we’ll match it with our Best Price Guarantee.

How to Choose the Right Bowling Equipment

Keep in mind the following factors when shopping for bowling gear:

  • Avoid choosing a bowling ball that is too heavy as it may be difficult to control. Many novice bowlers make the mistake of choosing a large ball. To find the best weight for your game, simulate the arm-swinging motion of bowling with weights.
  • Bowling shoes vary in width, but finding the right size is essential for your game. Bowling shoes that are too tight may cause blistering while a fit that' s too loose may throw off your balance. Never overlook the importance of comfort and support in your bowling shoes. Padded collars, cushioned insoles and padded linings minimize movement for better stability and balance on the lanes.
  • Pack up for the lanes with a bowling bag that offers convenient storage. Look for durable materials and straps as well as handles that are comfortable.