Playing Bocce Ball with friends is a great way to have some competitive fun. Bocce Ball is a game played with two teams, each of which consisting of one, two, or four players, all depending on how many people are playing. Bocce Ball is a popular sport at the Trails End RV Resort Community.
To get started, let’s run through the equipment necessary to play. The equipment you need to play includes eight patterned bocce balls, which allow you to play with up to eight people. Also needed is a smaller target ball known as the jack or pallina. Since the game is played by hand, no handheld accessories are necessary.
Players begin by selecting a side to be first in throwing the jack, typically done by flipping a coin. The selected player must toss the jack over the center line to begin the frame. Each play is known as a frame, which restarts when sides are switched. The objective is to get your ball as close to the jack as possible; points are only awarded to the team closest to the jack. Players must throw their ball underhand as they try to get it as close to the jack as possible.
Frames are played until the determined score is reached which is set before play begins. Games can be played from 7 to 13 points depending upon the time players have to play. Tournaments typically use a winning score of ten to keep play moving between games.
Bocce Ball is a super fun sport that players of all ages can enjoy. This strategic and competitive game provides players with low to high mobility an opportunity to get in on the fun. To learn more about Bocce, we suggest you check out this comprehensive rule guide. The best way to improve your Bocce Ball skills is to play often and develop experience. Experienced players understand the nuances of the game and have the knowledge to take advantage of many plays. Best of luck getting started, and remember to have fun. If you want to check out Trails End RV Resort Community’s Bocce Ball courts and other amenities, visit our website or contact us directly.