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Proper fit of a bowling ball is very important to skill development. Most beginner bowlers will place their hand in a house ball as it sits on the rack (hand on top of the ball) and then pull the fingers and thumb out all at the same time. If the holes feel too tight, they will find a ball that has bigger holes.
When selecting a house ball, start by finding a ball that is an appropriate weight for your age and strength. A good rule for younger kids is to pick a ball weight that is equal to the age of the child (the lightest is 6 points). Most men and teen boys will use a weight between 12 and 16 pounds and most women and teen girls will use a weight between 10 and 14 pounds. Ball weight and ball fit may need to be compromised to get the best option available when selecting a house ball.