Ron Hoppe

Ron Hoppe

is a USBC Gold Level Coach and has over 40 years of experience in the bowling industry and has coached some of bowling’s pros including Mika Koivuniemi, Brian Voss, Norm Duke, Tim Mack, and Hugh Miller. In addition to coaching individuals, Ron has also been the head coach of 5 different countries – South Korea, Bahrain, Bermuda, Singapore, and Australia.


In addition to being one of the world’s top-level coaches, Ron was a founding member (and first President) of the International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association (IBPSIA), a non-profit association created to provide education, benefits, and standardization for training professionals and pro shops.


Ron is an accomplished bowler, he was a 20 year member of the PBA and holds one PBA title. Along with a business partner, he ran a successful pro shop with 6 locations across the Northwest. Pro Shops Unlimited drilled up to 13 balls a day at it’s main location and it’s concept of business became and industry standard. Ron developed and patented the Vac-U-Jig Drilling System which was sold to AMF in 1995.


He has a heart for youth bowlers and frequently donates his services to help grow the youth bowling programs in the Skagit Valley area.


Hi Ron:
It was such a pleasure meeting you yesterday…We’ll be testing out our new balls this week and I’ll get Rob to video tape me in action with my new Storm HyRoad ball.
It’s a beauty that’s for sure and I can’t wait to take it with me to Secoma Lanes next month for the Pro-Am. You can bet I’ll be letting you know how we bowled after the tournament.
Yes, if we have any questions or any concerns we’ll be sure to ask you.
We both just wanted to say Thank You so much for your time and your words of wisdom.
Enjoy your Sunday . . . Smiles,
Vivian & Rob