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Join our network of tenpin bowling industry members.


Proud to be the official tenpin bowling trade association for Great Britain.

Founded in 1961, the United Kingdom Tenpin Bowing Operators (UKTBO) promotes tenpin bowling, represent the interests of our members and helps to raise the profile of bowling throughout the country.

Originally known as the Tenpin Bowling Proprietors’ Association of Great Britain (TBPA), we are an umbrella organisation is now firmly established as the official trade association for the tenpin bowling industry in the UK.

Join today and benefit from being part of a close network of tenpin bowling operators and trade members with unrivalled expertise – from bowling machines, and tenpin bowling lanes to bowling products and equipment.

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Our Members

Be part of the UKTBO and rub shoulders with the biggest names in the industry – from major brands to independent operators and trade members.

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Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl Group plc is a leading international leisure operator of ten-pin bowling and mini-golf centres.

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More than just bowling, Tenpin offer karaoke, laser tag, and escape rooms - fun and entertainment for everyone!

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Superbowl UK

At Superbowl UK we’re proud to identify ourselves as the UK’s Ultimate Family Entertainment Centre.

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All Star Lanes

With retro bowling lanes, luxury karaoke booths, cocktail bars and restaurants serving up American comfort food.

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NAMCO funscapes offer a lot more than tenpin bowling and are truly offering family entertainment on a grand style.

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Lane 7

Boutique bowling alley. Bowl, play, feast and drink. Lose yourself. All. Night. Long. Lane7 brings it, so will you.

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Disco Bowls

Disco Bowl is an innovative operator of fun, exciting, entertaining and vibrant venues catering for both the family and adult.

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  • Tenpin Bowling is now a major industry and contributor to the economy
  • The industry currently employs approximately 10,000 Employees
  • The estimated value of the tenpin bowling market is over £250 million
  • There are approximately 350 bowling centres in the United Kingdom
  • Tenpin Bowling is busiest during the winter season and at the weekends

Together our members operate over 3,700 bowling lanes across the UK

Responsible for more than 3,700 bowling lanes and 150 bowling centres, members of UKTBO can proudly boast a far-reaching impact throughout Great Britain.

As well as a wide geographical membership spread, all three major bowling equipment suppliers are members.

We encourage high standards of business practices through a voluntary Code of Practice and work closely with local and national Government, and independent organisations, to help our members be compliant under UK law and leisure regulations.

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Reasons To Join The UKTBO

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Influence Your Sector

We are the voice of the Tenpin Bowling industry. Members can liaise directly with Industry Sub Groups and those involved in lobbying.

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Should a problem occur, you can be assured that we’re in your corner. We can provide advice or put you in touch with another Member who can help..

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Extend Your Knowledge

Want to find out how others in the industry solve their challenges? Just ask our team. We can help you or put you in touch with a Member who can.

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Send Out The Right Message

Show your customers, insurers and regulators that you belong to a Trade Association with a respected reputation for social responsibility.

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Raising The Profile Of Tenpin Bowling

As a Member you will have your sites listed on our “” website which features high in searches and provides direct links to your website.

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Invaluable insights & expertise to build a better bowling alley experience

If you want to open a bowling alley or find out more about how to run a bowling alley franchise, the UKTBO can offer invaluable resources and guidance – including market insights and customer preferences.

Looking to build a bowling alley from scratch? Our experienced trade members can offer advice on design, layout optimisation, bowling alley maintenance and more!

Our bowling product distributors are also on hand to help bowling alley owners deliver a fun and enjoyable bowling experience for people of all ages.

Be part of a mutually-beneficial relationship and join the UKTBO today!

Fill in our application form to join the UKTBO and become Member

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