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Bocce Ball Court Systems

Bocce Ball continues to be among the World’s fastest-growing sports in popularity, appealing to all age groups due to its simplistic ease of play and Universal social nature. Bocce Ball Court Systems using SYNLawn artificial grass offers a tremendous advantage over traditional playing surfaces (like crushed stone, oyster shells, and sand) without sacrificing performance. Our Bocce Turf offers consistent ball roll and excellent drainage for maximum playtime, even after a good rain.

Bocce Ball Courts are typically played on one of three official court sizes and are easily incorporated into most landscape designs. With the all-weather quality and lasting durability of SYNLawn’s synthetic Bocce turf, it is clear to see why Multi-Family Developments, Hospitality Properties, and Senior Living facilities are integrating SYNLawn’s Bocce Ball Court Systems into their amenities.

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The Best Synthetic Turf for Bocce Ball Courts

  • Consistent ball roll with minimal bounce
  • Dust-free with no watering required
  • Excellent drainage
  • Can play on after rain
  • Can be shoveled after snow
  • ADA Compliant surface

Tips to Create the Perfect Bocce Ball Court

Choose a good location

When choosing your Bocce Ball Court location, consider selecting long and narrow areas such as along a wall or fence or in a side yard.

Select the perfect court size

There are typically three sizes to choose from when planning for your Bocce Court.

  • Regulation size is 91 feet long by 13 feet wide.
  • Club Dimensions are typically 76 feet long by 13 feet wide.
  • Residential Dimensions are on average 60-70 feet long by 10-12 feet wide.

Choose the right surface

SYNPro Bocce offers many advantages over traditional surfacing options such as crushed stone, clay, and oyster shells, including true ball roll performance, superior drainage, and overall aesthetics.

Select your border

Complete your Bocce Ball Court with a border such as poured concrete curbing, or add a weather-resistant decorative wooden frame for a decorative touch.

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Residential Bocce Ball Court Diagram

The United States Bocce Federation (USBF) recommends that courts used for International Tournaments and Open Play be 91-feet long by 13-feet wide.

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Basic Rules of Bocce Ball

How to Play Bocce Ball

The game’s object is to roll your bocce balls closer to the “Pallino” (aka “jack”) ball than your opponent. The first team to reach 12 points is declared the winner (must win by 2 points). A typical Bocce match consists of 3 rounds. The game (frame) is complete after all balls have been thrown and points are given.

The game is played with two teams, each having one, two, or four players.

For one-player teams, each player tosses a total of four (4) balls. For two-player teams, each player throws two (2) balls. For four-player teams, each player tosses one (1) ball. A playing rotation is determined at the start of the game and maintained throughout the entire game.

A coin toss is used to decide who begins the game first. Whoever wins the coin toss will toss the Pallino into the playing area, past the center line and further than the four-foot line. If the Pallino lands outside of the designated area, the opposing team will take a turn throwing the Pallino into the playing area. Once the Pallino is in position, the first team throws the ball toward the Pallino to:

  1. Get their ball closest to the Pallino.
  2. Move the Pallino closer to their ball.
  3. Strategically move the opponent’s ball.

Frames are alternately played from one end of the court towards the other until all balls have been tossed.

How to Score Bocce Ball

Only one team scores a point for each bocce ball closer to the Pallino in each frame than the opposing team’s bocce balls. The game continues until a player or team reaches 12 points or a pre-determined point total before the game starts.

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