A permanent skittle alley is not always a feasible option especially for outdoor venues or sites with space restrictions. For community halls, leisure centres, sports halls, hotels, school fairs, village halls and hire companies, a portable skittle alley is often a better idea.
These Skittle Alleys are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and come in 6ft sections making them portable. This larger alley will fit in a van but not an estate car. They can be easily assembled in as little as 10 minutes by just one man, and are dismantled just as quickly. They can also be stored in a small space when not in use.
The ball / skittle catch area is protected with a foam buffer to reduce the noise level. The League skittles alley comes with a ball return down the whole side of the alley that allows balls to be conveniently rolled back to the throwing point.
This is a four foot wide skittle alley that widens to 5 feet wide at the pin end. This makes it considerably cheaper than an alley that might be 5 foot for its whole length but it is still suitable for use with 4.5 inch diameter pins and will conform to the regulations of some English leagues. On the 34 foot alley, if players dictate the front of the alley as the throwing line, the distance from line to the front pin is around 28 feet. Alternatively, some clubs prefer to use the front part of the alley as a throwing plate in which case the distance to front pin might be 24 feet with a 4 x 4 foot standing area.
By default pins would be 10 x 4.5 inch Gloucestershire style which should allow the full skittles experience because a 'through ball is possible - the ball can travel through the pins and not hit anything at all. But of course other styles and size of pins are available upon request.
The skittle alley is made from exterior ply that has been treated with wood-stain to ensure it's weatherproof and hard-wearing and requires only minor maintenance. As with many outdoor games it is meant to be played outdoors but not stored outdoors in all weathers; our general advice for this sort of thing is treat as you would a lawn-mower or a push-bike, i.e. it's fine if they're caught in a shower or used in hot sun but after use, wipe them down and store them properly.
Note that portable skittle alleys are not necessarily suitable for serious skittle leagues. Please always check with your league committe and regulations before proceeding to purchase.
Club Portable Skittle Alley 34ft x 4 to 5 foot with return gulley
League Portable Skittle Alley 40ft x 4 to 5 foot with return gulley
For most locations in South Wales and England South of Birmingham, delivery is included in the price. For other areas and overseas, please email us giving your full address and we will get back to you with a quote. Lead time is normally 3 or 4 weeks but in peak season from June - Aug, lead times increase up to around 6 weeks.
If you have a custom requirement for a different length or width of alley, please email us with details and we can provide you with a quote.