Bocce ball is a yard or lawn game played on bocce courts in the U.S. and worldwide. Perhaps the best part about this sport is that people of all ages and skillset can play it in their backyard. Gappsi has professional bocce courts designers who can construct custom bocce courts on your property in no time. Before we delve deeper into bocce court construction by our experienced contractors, let’s learn a bit about this ancient sport!
What Is Bocce?
Bocce is a sport one plays with eight weighted balls aimed at pallino or boccino, a tinier target ball. The goal of this sport is to score points by way of inching your ball closer to the pallino than your opponent’s ball. Bocce balls are larger and heavier than the balls used in croquet. That said, the significant rules of bocce have evolved over the years.
One of the best reasons to play bocce is that it’s a low-impact game. Anyone can play it, and it’s even wheelchair-accessible. Moreover, you can play it on various surfaces, and it’s pretty easy to learn. Today, bocce ball foundations and leagues track the game worldwide. It’s also one of the most widely enjoyed games in the world, most popular in Italy among retired Sicilians. There’s a bocce federation in the U.S. as well!
Bocce Ball History
Bocce ball is incredibly popular in Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, and Bosnia. It was first discovered through ancient Egyptian artwork from 5200 B.C., depicting boys playing an earlier version of the sport.
Bocce spread and reached Greece in about 600 B.C. Then, Italians picked it up. Today, people from all geographies enjoy playing bocce ball. The sport has also found traction in the U.S., especially among Italian migrants. Moreover, bocce ball has become a popular feature in Special Olympics.
Where Can You Play Bocce?
Bocce ball is played on various surfaces, including gravel, sand, grass, clay, and hard-packed dirt. You can employ our bocce courts designers’ services to create a bocce court on your grass lawn. The only requirement for a bocce court is that the surface should be level. However, if you want a professional-level court, our bocce court installer can create a regulation bocce court. We can use a level surface of grass, clay, sand, or your preferred material.
A campo or bocce court can be 75 feet long and 8 feet wide. It must be enclosed with boarded sides and ends, which are about 12 inches and 18 inches high. It ensures all the weighted balls remain in the court and can rebound from the side walls.
A Regulation Bocce Court
You can hire Gappsi to build a regulation bocce ball court in Nassau & Suffolk County. Our bocce turf is designed to offer a top-tier, professional bocce experience. Additionally, it does not require any maintenance. We also provide our clients with customized engraved bocce balls.
Moreover, our regulation bocce courts feature two putting green holes on either end. We can design a regulation court or a custom-sized one depending on your preference. For instance, our bocce courts designers have experience installing regular courts that are 10 feet wide and 60 feet long. We can customize the size of the court based on your yard size.
Bocce Courts Designers Install Safe & Professional Turfs
Gappsi has years of experience as a supplier for sports courts in Long Island, NY. When preparing our bocce courts, we ensure the surface reduces the risk of fall injuries. Our synthetic turns offer comfortable, high-performance, and safe artificial grass for bocce. We also use a rubberized underlay to lessen the impact of falls. If you want realistic synthetic turf on your court, Gappsi has the finest, highest-grade turf for its sports courts.
When building a bocce court, you must be mindful of three things – material, moisture, and grade. Gappsi uses synthetic turf, arguably the best material for bocce courts. Other materials used for these courts include crushed oyster shells, short grass, sand, and decomposed granite.
We design our courts to minimize bounce for easy play. Moreover, moisture can ruin the court surface. We use an appropriate drainage system to ensure the court remains as dry as possible. Lastly, our bocce courts designers install flat court surfaces for all projects. This way, the weighted balls or boccino don’t end up in the same corner and stay in place. We also add a high border to keep the balls within the court.
Why Gappsi Uses Synthetic Grass for Its Bocce Courts
Are you wondering why our contractors use synthetic grass for bocce court surfaces? The truth is that synthetic grass turf cuts down on the maintenance and upkeep of the court. We construct our premium bocce courts with a recycled concrete base, 6×6 pressure-treated railroad ties, and top-quality synthetic turf.
Other court constructions replace the turf with 2 inches of bluestone dust, which requires regular maintenance. The bluestone rocks trap leaves, petals, dust, etc. It also requires annual respreading. However, our synthetic turn requires the bare minimum maintenance.
Even though this bocce court construction costs more than a typical court in Long Island, NY, it proves to be cost-effective. When debris like leaves falls on the court, you can clean it with a blower. Since the court surface does not require regular maintenance, it will not cost you a lot to maintain in the long run. Furthermore, since we install the court on a concrete pad, the synthetic turf is playable throughout the seasons. It never requires raking or rolling.
That said, if you want our bocce courts designers to use bluestone dust, clay, or crushed marble dust, we can use them to construct your court. We design all our bocce courts in Nassau & Suffolk County to satisfy our client’s needs.