Formerly Seventy Third Street Lanes, the bowling establishment itself has been around in its present location for approximately 40+ years and has changed names several times through the years, but has always remained a staple in the community for all to enjoy. As long established league bowlers here for many years, we have both enjoyed many fond memories of bowlers past & present.
We are a 26 lane bowling center with an operating Pro Shop. Our lanes are wood lanes but are exceptionally well maintained and kept oiled and free from repair by our seasoned Head Maintenance person, Steve Thompson.
We house twenty five (30+) USBC Sanctioned leagues throughout the year along with regionally advertised bowling tournaments.
We also are the home center for two of the city’s most amazing leagues:
Model Bowling League est.1956- The oldest African American Bowling League in the city of Philadelphia, and the 4th oldest\active league still intact in the country.
Jimmy's Juniors - Originally founded in Philadelphia in 1972, the Jimmy's Juniors Youth Bowling Program was reorganized at V&S Lanes in 2010 by former Jimmy's Juniors members Vanessa Fred & Lisa Rose along with the inspiration and assistance from many other former members, friends, family, and original founder Mr. Frank Harwell. This Youth Bowling Program teaches and inspires youth from ages 6-18 in the sport of bowling, friendship, & sportsmanship.
V&S Lanes Mission Statement
First and foremost to exhibit a high degree of Ethical & Moral value in ALL that we do!
To teach and mentor to our youth bowlers via our Jimmy’s Juniors Youth Bowling Program.
Interaction with our cities youth from the streets; outreached by way of conscious, sound adult interaction when you enter our premises.
To provide a safe and clean environment for bowlers to enjoy.
To provide community service any way we can; provide a meeting place for our bowlers and their affiliate programs and activities.
To provide an establishment where bowlers can come to compete, acquire bowling equipment at a fair price, are proud to be a part of, and have access to bowling information, tips and advice.
We would like to thank you for coming to V&S Lanes, and hope that you enjoyed your time with us. Please do come again.
Tell your family & friends about us. Your support is graciously appreciated.
God Bless. . . . .