Children young enough to handle a ball can use a steel ramp to launch, in conjunction with the pre-arranged bumper option. People with disabilities that have their motor skills affected or such as blindness can also play tenpin bowling with a minimal amount of help.
The elderly or senior citizens can play too, even if limited strength is a concern for hurling the ball down the lane, the bumper provides assurance that the ball is far less likely to get stuck down near the pins.
Choices or combination - Ramp, bumper or unaltered lane
For those of you not requiring these inclusions, the lane remains unaltered. They can also program a lane to interchange between an experienced bowler and the bumper bowler all on the same game or one lane.
Player names are given at initial setup so that these arrangements can be made and obviously to make sure everybody knows whose turn it is without having to keep track of this or the score.
Joondalup Centre - Lanes, Service Desk, Part Cafe Area
Cost of games includes hire of shoes or footwear. Remember to bring your own socks, otherwise you will have to purchase a pair for $5, or borrow them from someone else. Socks are currently sold out for the beginning of the New Year in 2012.
For your child's birthday party, choose from Star or Superstar Bowler packages. View details here or make enquiries by filling in the online form. Party packages include a host who organises and helps run your party, from the bowling, through to the food and arcade games at the end.
Many packages are available for corporate and group functions, with additions to the list such as Christmas packages, depending on the time of year. There are quite a few interesting packages, so if you're motivated to do something different to encourage or reward your team at work, then AMF Bowling is a great way to do this.
AMF Joondalup has thirty-two 'glow in the dark' bowling lanes, ensuring you don't miss out on a game. Reservations and payment for bowling and other features can be made online to secure a date if you wish. If you want to leave the date open you have the option to do this as well. Processing fees online are $1.
For people playing in leagues or tournaments a crèche facility is open for use at limited times. Check out the bottom of the 'Location & Prices' page for specifics. This facility is not available for everyday use with any other bowling. A Proshop is open daily for repairs by appointment and lockers are offered for storage of personal belongings.
AMF Bowling Joondalup is open every day from 9am til late, except Christmas Day. They can be found at Unit 1, 23 Franklin Lane in Joondalup, off Winton Road, past the Joondalup Shopping Centre. Phone (08) 9300 1311 for information or queries.
There are forty-three AMF Bowling centres Australia wide in seven states, including the ACT. They are well organised and easy for anyone to bowl at. Even if you've never played before and you've got some spare time, give it a go. You might just strike it rich in a new hobby waiting to be explored.
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