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PUBLISHED : Friday, 13 February, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 13 February, 2004, 12:00am
 

Bowling has grown to become the world's second most-played sport, with some 110 million participants annually. Around 11 million people bowl competitively and more than 200,000 compete at elite level. With one of the largest grassroots followings in the world, the sport's active participants come from all walks of life and all age groups.


Tenpin bowling is recognised by health professionals as having many benefits - a sun-safe, low-impact, non-contact sport, which requires mental and physical precision, stamina, and excellent hand-eye co-ordination.


Tenpin bowling is a part of almost every major international and regional sporting event. Olympics is the major exception.


Source - World Tenpin Bowling Association


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