About The Bowling Store
The Bowling Store was founded in 2007 by Matt, Michaela Tomsu, and partners. Matt wanted to take his love for bowling and the knowledge he had gained as a pro shop technician to start his own business. His mission was to help bowlers become better and enjoy the game more by providing advice, instruction, and the best-fitting equipment available at competitive prices.
In 2008, The Bowling Store moved to its current location in Mockingbird Lanes. This move allowed for more hands-on work with customers by allowing Matt and the staff to make equipment suggestions based on actual viewing of customers' games.
A remodel of the pro shop took place in the summer of 2022. It not only provided a fresh look for customers but expanded the drill room to accommodate the growing volume of business.
Inside Mockingbird Lanes
4870 S 96th St
Meet the Team
Get to Know Us
Over the years, The Bowling Store has evolved to best serve our clients’ needs. However, through it all, one thing has always remained the same - our desire to employ only people who embrace our passion and commitment to the sport of bowling and its enthusiasts. Take a few minutes to learn more about our team below.
Matt began bowling at a very early age and immediately loved the sport. From ten pins in the kitchen to bowling with his dad, Matt set a foundation for a successful bowling career. A former regional PBA Tour player with one regional title, Matt has over one hundred 300 games to his credit (including a 300 at USBC Nationals) and also one hundred 800 series.
Matt's excellence has continued as a pro shop operator. With over 25 years of fitting and drilling, Matt can provide you with a great fit and the ball and layout to help your game.
Pro Shop Tech/Technology
Bryan is a long-time member of The Bowling Store staff. He has been with Matt nearly since the inception of the company.
Bryan has implemented much of the technology the business has required while also sharing his talents in the drill room.
A long-time member of Ebonite's bowling staff, and an accomplished bowler, Bryan can lend his expertise when making your next ball choice.
Pro Shop Technician
John, a native of the Pacific Northwest, is one of the newer additions to the staff at The Bowling Store.
A collegiate bowler holding staff positions with Track Bowling and Turbo Grips, John has the knowledge to help you improve your game.
Pro Shop Technician
Mason Sterkel is a college bowler from Oklahoma who currently competes for Iowa Western Community College.
Mason's experience as a college bowler, along with a lot of time spent in the drill room, gives Mason the expertise in the game to help you select your next ball, bag, shoes, or accessories.