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Celebrating 28 Years of Serving Bowlers of the Midwest


Bowling Panorama - St. Louis, IL

July 31st - August 1st


The BOWLING PANORAMA will have an IDEA CLINIC on Friday afternoon after the trade show and pizza lunch. The session – open to pro shops, bowling centers, and manufacturers - will give all participants an opportunity to exchange ideas and information to improve our businesses. It will be moderated by Tim Pallai, owner of Strike Zone Pro Shop in Peoria, Illinois. Tim has over 35 years experience in the bowling industry. A former member of the PBA, he has 12- 300 games and 4- 800 series.


The Pro Shop inside Bowl Mor Streator is owned and operated by professional bowling ball driller and instructor, Tim Pallai. Tim has over 35 years experience in the bowling industry and is a former member of the Professional Bowlers Association.
So stop in The Strike Zone Pro Shop where your first step to better bowling begins!

The Strike Zone Pro Shop offers a wide variety of products and services including:

Bowling Ball Drilling:
Our specialty is drilling oval holes the same shape as your fingers and thumb. We have been using this technology for over 25 years. A sophisticated mill/drill allows the professional ball driller to customize finger holes to exact customer specifications. Tim has also been educated on the topic of cover stock and core dynamics related to setting up a bowling ball for different environments for each individuals bowling style.

Exactacation: A mold is taken of a customized hole and reproduced in the customers other equipment to create the same feel in all of their bowling balls.

Bags, Shoes, and Accessories: The Strike Zone Pro Shop stocks a full line of bowling bags, shoes, and accessories.

Clinics, Lessons, and Video Lessons: 
Tim was certified as a Bowling Instructor in 1980 by Jack and LaVerne Edler, long considered bowling's premier teachers, both had long and distinguished careers in the sport of bowling. Their excellence in teaching resulted in "300" magazine calling them "the greatest team of teaching professionals ever to walk on any lanes." Their writing efforts include the prestigious "Teaching Professionals Manual," "The Competitive Bowlers Manual" and other bowling books.

Tim uses past experience from this certification in his individual lessons, classes, and camps. Tim has 12 - perfect games, 4 - 800 series, and many other honor scores along with his knowledge of equipment and lane conditions has made it possible for him to help 1000's of bowlers improve at every level.

Topics of his instruction include: how to build a sound physical game, modern practice techniques and targeting, reading and adjusting to lane conditions, as well as the changes in modern bowling equipment.

Tim is dedicated to helping bowlers help themselves!

REMEMBER: Bowling equipment can be bought just about anywhere but can bowling knowledge? The Strike Zone Pro Shop stocks bowling equipment as a convenience to our customers, but we are in the market of providing the latest in bowling technology and service which cannot be bought just anywhere.

So stop in The Strike Zone Pro Shop where your first step to better bowling begins!
Winter Hours
See the "About Us" Page for Summer Hours

Monday          12:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday         12:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday    12:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday        12:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday             12:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday        12:00am - 11:00pm

Balls Fitted and Drilled While You Wait!
Walk-In's are Welcome but
Appointments for fitting and drilling are recommended!

The Strike Zone Pro Shop
2416 N. Bloomington St.
Streator, IL 61364
Ph. (309) 685-4345