Players Pro Shop & Training center is staffed by two dedicated former Professional bowlers: Roger Koplin (owner) and John Eberhard (instructor).
Players Pro Shop is not the standard pro shop found in most bowling alleys, but a dedicated bowling training center that feature lessons for beginning bowlers through competitive scratch players.
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.
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
Recently, 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 santioned games along wit 4 sanctioned 800 series and is a certified USBC bowling coach.
Together, Roger & John have a combined 60 years of experience in the bowling industry. "Koplin's Players Pro Shop" is located inside Winks Silver Strike Lanes in Gardnerville, NV at 1281 Kimmerling Road in Gardnerville, NV
Full Service Pro Shop
At our Pro Shop, we provide professional advice and services to EVERY bowler, no matter what their skill level is.
Service is our game and we provide the best to each and every customer.
And Training Center
Being a bowling pro shop in a small town is a challenge. There are not enough customers locally to make it profitable. That is why we have focused on becoming a training center for the Western United States
We offer lessons for all levels of bowling. Bowlers can pay for individual lessons, or signup for our 3 month package for a discount.
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.