Tenpin trauma

I SAW the headline in the paper about the Worthing tenpin bowling alley, and I am in shock.

I have been tenpin bowling since I was 10 years old and have had the chance to bowl all over the country with the youth bowling club and made lots of great friends who still bowl there.

Most of the trophies I have won over the last 20 years or so I have given back to the club so they can pass them on to the parties they do for the Cubs, Brownies, Beavers and disabled children.

There are leagues most nights and lots of us bowling in them.

I have even bowled for this county several times and still bowl with people who bowl for England, who still bowl in Worthing.

If the bowling alley goes, where do all the yongsters go?

There is nothing in Worthing for the youth of today.

And where else can we bowl?

Brighton Marina is not the best, Chichester does not cater for league bowlers, nor does Crawley.

Eastleigh is too far to go and Horsham is not up to it.

We don’t need any more flats in Worthing.

Teville Gate is the ideal area to build the new bowling alley, with the cinema, or build it next to the swimming baths.

Richard Williams

Midhurst Drive

Goring