It's the sport that brings friends and family together.
But now the Southern Highlands is close to losing this great interactive sport.
Highland Tenpin Bowling located in Mittagong will be relocating in 2020, but there is still a chance for it to stay put and entertain families for years to come.
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Owner Stephen Pengly has said that soaring prices and long commitments have caused the relocation.
"Our lease is up, and we'll be relocating to Sydney," Pengly said.
"There weren't many places I could move into in the Southern Highlands. The rents here are rather high. I've negotiated a lease in the city which is about 62% of the rent I'm paying here.
"It's significantly cheaper. I did negotiate with the current landlord and he did come down, but it would have meant that I would have to stay for another five years on the lease and I'm pushing 63 next month, so that idea was a bit difficult for me.
"My next generation of family will be taking over after the relocation to Sydney."
There was word that Pengly was selling the bowling centre, but now it's established there will be a relocation. There is still a chance bowling can stay in the Highlands, but it needs to happen quickly.
"There was a rumour that I was selling," Pengly said.
"No one has approached me to buy me out. If someone walked in and asked me to buy, yes I'd be interested, but with the amount of equipment I have here and I'll be shipping out on February 16 and opening the new sight hopefully on May 1.
"For the local community, it would be a great idea to keep bowling alive in the Highlands. We've done a lot of work with disabilities, kids, birthdays and school holidays."
Numbers for bowling are still high in the Southern Highlands and the move will leave many without the sport they love.
"The numbers for bowling are still quite strong," Pengly said.
"Membership is always growing, birthday parties are always strong and we have our 130 league bowlers. They come every week.
"School holidays are also a great time for the kids and a great profit."
Pengly has a long history in the sport and has immersed himself in bowling. He worked his way up and has lived his life through the sport he adores.
"I've been in the bowling industry my whole life," Pengly said.
"I'm an accountant by trade and I joined AMF Bowling Centres as a budget analyst in 1983.
"I worked my way up to CFO for Australia and New Zealand. After leaving the corporate life, I bought a bowling centre in the Gold Coast and ran it from Sydney.
"I sold that and relocated to the Southern Highlands where we have family and now have ran Highland Tenpin Bowling for the past ten years."
When and if the doors close for the final time, Pengly is proud of the accomplishments he, his staff and Highland Tenpin Bowling have produced. But there is one group he will look back most fondly on.
"Working with the disability groups," Pengly said.
"They're a lovely group of people. Everyone that is a part of the several disability groups in the Highlands are such happy-go-lucky people.
"Bowling is a great equaliser. It applies to all different forms of demographics. It's an excellent leveler and one of the only sports that families can play together and communicate with one another while having fun.
"Going to the movies or other sports, families mostly sit and watch. Tenpin bowling everyone interacts. That's really great to see."
If parents are looking for Summer school holiday ideas, Highland Tenpin Bowling will be offering what they always do this time of year.
"We always have specials going throughout the holiday season," Pengly said.
"There will always be a school holiday deal, head to our website and have a look to see what's coming up."