Bocce Ball Sport Surfaces Courts Inc. specializes in the construction and resurfacing of bocce ball courts in the STATE of FLORIDA ONLY. If you are outside of Florida, please contact a local contractor in your area for assistance.
The Bocce Court is an area approximately 12′ x 60′. Although this is the recommended court size, variations are acceptable provided foul lines and in-bound markers are clearly established. If you are planning to build a personal court for recreational use for you, your family and friends then the size should be whatever fits in your backyard.
The court surface may be composed of dust, dirt, clay, grass or artificial surface providing there are no permanent or temporary obstructions in the court that would interfere with the straight line delivery of a bocce from any direction. The side and end walls of the court may be composed of any material that would not move during play and be at least as high as the bocce balls.
The side or end walls may be utilized for bank shots or rebound shots. All courts should be clearly marked for the following: 1′ from side boards-in-bounds for first throw of pallino. 3′ from back boards-in-bounds for first throw of pallino. 4′ from back boards- foul line for pointing. Distance may vary provided foul lines are clearly marked. 9′ from back boards-foul line for spocking or hitting. Distance may vary provided foul lines are clearly marked. Half court marker-minimum distance pallino may be thrown on first throw of pallino.
Courts may have additional minimum distance markers for pallino which would overrule half court markers. During the course of play; however, the pallino may never come to rest closer than the half point marker or frame is considered dead. A level surface 91′ long and 13′ wide with side and back walls accommodates all styles of play including the “Open Rules” and both recognize international disciplines. If you are planning to build a personal court for recreational use for you, your family and friends then the size should be whatever fits in your backyard. I recommend the internationally approved 91’x13′ court because it provides the most flexibility.
Side walls and back walls are desirable. They should be constructed of wood, preferably sunken treated wood or bolted to concrete walls to provide resilience. Walls may, however, also be constructed above ground.