In 1985 Bowling Federation of India was registered as the governing body for the sports of Tenpin Bowling in India. IN early years Bowling was mainly been entertainment activity, confined to main metros of the country. With the beginning of new millennium, as more bowling lanes began to appear in major cities, more people took up bowling as serious sports and thus began the journey for Indi's quest to excel and compete at the international levels of the sport. In 2007, organization officially renamed itself as Tenpin Bowling Federation (India).
TBF(I) has set long term goals for itself to achieve international success at World, Asian and Commonwealth levels. In last 5 years a conscious effort has been made in this direction by bringing in International Coaches, developing national elite squads and getting international tournament exposures to the medal hopefuls.
There have been some notable successes by Indian athletes in recent times at international level and also the level of competition in National Champsionship has risen considerably.
TBFI is also recognized as the National Sports Federation by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in India.