Pro Shop

Bowl MaXXX Pro Shop & Coaching

Blackhawk Lanes is home to Bowl MaXXX Pro Shop & Coaching for all your bowling equipment, maintenance needs and coaching. Call us today to schedule an appointment in advance! Our Pro Shop has their very own online store for those that wish to purchase their bowling equipment online. Online and Pro Shop prices may vary.

Fitting & Drilling Times

Monday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Thursday: 11:00am - 6:00pm

Friday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Weekends: By Appointment

Mitchel Guzzle - Pro Shop Technician

Storm Staff Member, Sterling Boy's Bowling Assistant Coach, IHSA State Finalist, Elite Youth Tour Champion, Rockford Youth Tour Champion

St. Ambrose University Bowler, 2021 Collegiate Kohawk Team Champion member

Coaching Services

Blackhawk Lanes & Bowl MaXXX Pro Shop offers Coaching Services to our bowlers provided by USBC Silver Certified Coach, Loren Wolf.

Private lessons can include an evaluation of your equipment, physical abilities and goals. Your stance, approach and finish position will be analyzed from both the side and back perspectives. Ball speed, rev rate, axis rotation & axis tilt can be used to determine bowler type. This will be useful in equipment selection and drilling pattern selection

  • Improve your physical game or lane play skills with private lessons for any skill level.
  • Group lessons available for beginning to intermediate level bowlers.
  • Camps or Clinics are available concentrating on the physical game, lane play & other topics.
  • Bowler analysis to determine bowler type will help match you with the right equipment and drillings.
  • Create an arsenal of equipment to handle different lane conditions and bowling centers.

About CJ Bonnewell

Blackhawk lanes offers one on one or group coaching of athletes of all ages. USBC Bronze level coach, CJ Bonnewell offers 1/2 hour, 1 hour, or intense 2 hour training sessions. CJ is the head boys bowling coach for Dixon High School, and is coming off a trip to the State Finals for IHSA Bowling. In his first year as head coach, he helped develop and guide the team to three sectional qualifiers and a state finalist.

Beginning with a bowler evaluation and video, CJ will observe and study the bowler to develop a coaching plan that will be specifically designed for the development of the individual athlete. Bowling is comprised of many different elements, but you can generally break them down into either physical or mental. CJ will help you develop your game in both areas.

Coaching will help develop the bowlers fundamentals starting with body position all the way through the release. Advanced coaching will include developing the best arsenal and understanding ball construction, surface changes, and lane play, while also considering lane breakdown and transition.

  • One hour private lesson $50.00
  • 1/2 hour private lesson $30.00
  • $150 per month (includes 4 1 hour classes per month)
  • Bowling fees are not included in these prices, they are the responsibility of the client.