The Bowling Pro Shop For All Bowlers
A Gardnerville Bowling - Reno - Carson City Pro Shop For All Bowlers - Roger Koplin a Titled PBA Pro, a Master Ball Driller, Layout Expert and Bowling Instructor, will greet you personally and handle all your bowling needs. Roger has been involved in bowling industry for over 40 years and has owned or ran multiple bowling pro shops in California before moving to the Carson City - Reno - Gardnerville area.

Service is Our Game

Our goal is to provide our bowling customers with the absolute best service possible. We DO NOT just sell our customers a bowling ball, but insure that not only it's the correct bowling ball, but that bowling ball is drilled specifically for their style of bowling and the correct bowling grip for that bowler.

Bowling Equipment Featured

Players Pro Shop carries Brunswick, Ebonite, Columbia, Hammer, Track bowling balls along with Storm, Roto and Motiv equipment. Roger's Koplin's bowling pro shop also stocks bowling bags and bowling shoes along with a large assortment of bowling accessories. Players's is an Ebonite Strike Effects Pro Shop and an authorized Ultimate, Vice, Turbo and Storm Retailer.

Interchangeable Thumb Specialist

Players Pro Shop specializes in all three interchangeable thumb systems: "The Ultimate Thumb" "Turbo Switch Grips" and the "Vice IT".

We recommend "THE Ultimate Thumb" interchangeable system because it improves on the reliability and durability that both the Switch Grips and VICE lack.


Ultimate IT System

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Like the Everyready Bunny, it just keeps going and going and going!

The unique Ultimate locking system is built to last. Four locking tabs provide stability and a solid fit that does not move once locked in place.

Installation is a dream. Drill the hole and glue it in. No mess. No having to enlarge the hole to get the insert to slide in easily.

Turbo Switch Grip

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The Turbo Switch Grip is a good system and easy to install. There are issues with having to work out the outer sleeve hole.

But the real issue is that the inner and outer sleeve are just to flexible.

The simple “Twist & Click” makes changing thumbs faster, but so is it with the Ultimate System but with much more solid construction.

The Vice IT

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The Vise IT does allow the same great feel in every ball you throw.  

However, it just has to many parts, each of which having the potential to fail. They need to simplify the system.

Get Your Bowling Equipment Drilled For Your Game!

Want your ball drilled for your game? Then you need to know your PAP, axis shift and axis tilt. Don't know what that all means? That's why you need to see us. Read (Why This Is Important!) and then Roger at 916-267-8564 and make an appointment today.

All Bowlers Welcome

New bowlers, experienced bowler or just a bowler who wants to get better, call us. We will open your eyes as to how layouts effect a balls reaction to lanes, particularly when your personnel layout information is plugged into the process.

Importance of your Roll, PAP, and Axis Shifts

What most bowlers do not understand is that not everyone has the same Roll, PAP, and Axis Shift. Click Here for a summary of why that is mandatory to KNOW before ANYONE spends $200 or more for a bowling ball.

We are available for game analysis Monday through Saturday, but accept appointments on Sunday also