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Over 50 Years Of Experience

Meet The Instructors

Meet The Bowling Instructors!

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Roger Koplin Jr.

Roger is a titled PBA member and was an active participant on the regional and Pro Tour in the 70s, 80s and a few years in the 2000s when he bowled on the senior tour. He has since retired from the PBA. His PBA tournament title banner is displayed inside his shop.

Along with his 130+ 300's and 12 800's, he has the distinction of throwing 48 strikes in a row while doing a Demo for Track as a Staff Member.

He has been on Ebonite, Hammer, Track staffs starting in the 1980 through 2005.
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John E. Eberhard

John retired as an active business owner and has joined Roger at "Koplin's Players Pro Shop" as a full-time coach and covers for Roger on his days off

A couple of years ago, John retired from his last pro shop (inside Grand Sierra Resort) and is now the official instructor for Roger Players Pro Shop inside Winks Silver Strike Lanes.

John Eberhard is a 35 year member of PBA, has 14 300 games, 4 800 series and is a certified USBC bowling coach.

Together, John and Roger have a combined 50 years of in the bowling industry. "Koplin's Players Pro Shop" Their Pro Shop is at Winks Silver Strike Lanes at 1281 Kimmerling Road in Gardnerville, NV and are open for business 7 days a week. Their 2020 Fall hours are posted HERE
Want to Know Your Ball Speed?

There is a formula to calculate a player's velocity:

1. Determine the elapsed time (in seconds, i.e. 2.52) from the moment of the player's release to the moment of impact on the pins.
2. Divide this number into 40.91 (i.e. 40.91/2.52 = 16.23 mph).

And there you go. This formula is more accurate than the speed recorded on the score monitor because it calculates the overall speed of a player's ball speed, not at the end of the delivery, where the ball has slowed up due to transition from skid to hook to roll.

You can also use this online calculator to do the same thing: Online Ball Speed Calculator

Over 50 Years Of Experience