Bowls: Skills, Techniques, Tactics

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Whether you are discovering more advanced techniques or reviewing the fundamentals of your game, this valuable overview will improve your skill, self-control, and all aspects of your bowling game. Each chapter includes easy-to-reference key points and detailed color diagrams. Written from an expert's perspective, it presents yet another addition to the highly successful Crowood Sports Guide series.

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Overview

Whether you are discovering more advanced techniques or reviewing the fundamentals of your game, this valuable overview will improve your skill, self-control, and all aspects of your bowling game. Each chapter includes easy-to-reference key points and detailed color diagrams. Written from an expert's perspective, it presents yet another addition to the highly successful Crowood Sports Guide series.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861269683
  • Publisher: Crowood Press, Limited, The
  • Publication date: 10/22/2007
  • Series: Crowood Sports Guides
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

John Bell bowled professionally for England for twenty-one years (outdoor 1978-1998; indoor 1983-1996), and for his native Cumbria for nearly forty years.  He has competed in five World Championships, in two Commonwealth Games, and has won four World gold as well as two bronze medals.  Along with many other honors, John has held the British Isles, European and English outdoor singles titles.  He managed the England men's outdoor team at the 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games.  He resides in Cumbria.

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Table of Contents

Foreword     6
Acknowledgements     6
Dedication     6
Introduction to Bowls
Development of the Game     8
Getting Started     10
Choosing Your Equipment     21
Skills and Techniques
Grip and Delivery - The Absolute Essentials     34
Playing the Shots     61
Playing the Game
The Four Playing Disciplines     82
Positional Play     91
Playing with Confidence     104
Playing on Different Surfaces     106
Top Tips     111
Fitness and Well-Being
Exercise and Recovery     116
Epilogue     119
The Game of Bowls - Other Popular Derivations     120
Glossary     121
Useful Contacts     123
Index     126
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