How to Make Your Centre More Inclusive

Inclusion Information for Bowling Centres

Tenpin Bowling Australia (TBA), is committed to creating environments and opportunities for all community members to participate in and enjoy the sport of Tenpin Bowling.  Regardless of the ability and experience in the sport, TBA provides opportunities for participation for everyone.

In this section of the website, you will find information and resources on how your centre can work to include people with disabilities.  

For more information on inclusive tenpin bowling, please the National Office via email

Discovering Disability

There are around 4 million Australians with a disability. This makes up just over 20% of the total population or 1 in 5. As the Australian community grows and becomes more diverse, there is an expectation by the community that sport and community groups will become more inclusive and welcoming of everyone regardless of their age, religion, gender or ability. It is not only important for sport to think of how to accommodate people with a disability, but also how to attract them.

Discovering Disability

Communicating with People with a Hearing Impairment

Including someone who is deaf or has a hearing impairment as a bowler, administrator, or coach in your bowling centre is not difficult. Tenpin Bowling Australia with the assistance of Deaf Sports Australia (DSA), supports and actively encourages equal participation in all aspects of bowling by people with a hearing impairment. Ensuring effective communication is an important step toward making your centre more inclusive.

Inclusions Tips for Communicating with People with a Hearing Impairment

Putting People First

Disability and Appropriate Language
Language reflects and shapes the way we view the world. The words we use can influence community attitudes in a positive or negative way and can impact on the lives of others.

How we write and speak about people with a disability can have a profound effect on the way they are viewed by the community. Some words can degrade and diminish a person while others perpetuate inaccurate stereotypes, removing entirely a persons individuality and humanity.

Terminology Putting People First