Bill Hall

About Bill Hall

Bill Hall is a Silver Certified USBC coach with Bill Hall Bowling. He has worked for the PBA Tour from 1980 to 1998 and coached internationally from 1998 to 2012. Bill has now returned to his home in Las Vegas and has recently introduced the new fitting technique Tri Grip. Bill is also the founder of Blend10 Bowling.

How to Create a Longer Swing

Using your torso and your feet

A major problem that a lot of bowlers have is an inability to properly create a long swing that will help them get the ball farther down the lane and create a later reaction. I’d like to talk about how... [Read More]

Getting Your Hand Behind the Ball

Start looking at your body position


A major skill most bowlers try to achieve is the ability to get their hand behind the ball prior to and during the release. Many times bowlers focus solely on the position of the hand and not the position of... [Read More]

The Follow Through

Why bother when the ball is already gone?

The Follow Through

I was inspired to write this article by Mr. Stewart, who asked some excellent questions and had some interesting observations about the follow through during some email exchanges we had. As with every other part of the sport of bowling,... [Read More]

Speaking the Same Language

The confusion about timing, release, ball speed, and ball changes

Speaking the Same Language

I’d like to thank all of you who send me emails. It is through them that I have a better understanding of what type of information interests the readers of BTM. The emails have also taught me there are many... [Read More]

Get a Grip

A review of bowling's most common grip styles

Get a Grip

As many of you may know, prior to coaching many of the professionals on tour, my first position on the professional tour was drilling bowling balls. During my career of drilling bowling balls for the best of the best, I... [Read More]

Weather Conditions and the Speed of Your Ball

Beware black ice, snow, and heat

Weather Conditions and the Speed of Your Ball

As many of you who have read my articles know, when I discuss timing in the physical game, my preference is to refer to it as rhythm. There is another timing in bowling that many players overlook and, quite frankly,... [Read More]

What’s Your Shot Shape?

In today's game, it's shape that matters most

Your knowledge, bowling equipment, and physical game are some of the greatest tools you can use to achieve the highest level possible in bowling. However, there is one thing many bowlers leave out. Imagination! By the end of this article,... [Read More]

How to Feel the Friction

A new way to understand surface

I received a rather inspiring email the other day from a gentleman named Sidney. Sidney’s question dealt with friction and his request is special because of his health. Although he can see shadows of images and can make out a... [Read More]

The Relationship Between Lane Play and Oil Patterns

How they compete for your ball’s performance

The Relationship Between Lane Play and Oil Patterns

There seems to be a tendency to put these two together by thinking they are the same thing and really, they are two very different subjects. Before going into detail about the difference between the two, please keep in mind... [Read More]

How to Knock ‘Em Dead in Baton Rouge

Some secrets from the 2012 Open Championships

How To Knock 'Em Dead in Baton Rouge

This article is dedicated to the hundreds of bowlers who have emailed me regarding the 2012 USBC Open Championships. In this article I will be providing you with some information about what to expect here at the tournament along with... [Read More]