How to Build a Bocce Court
We recently condensed the resources on our website to streamline things. You can look for bocce maintenance and featured courts on our resources page. If you are still in the planning stages visit our new resources page or follow us on Facebook & Instagram to get photos of some of the beautiful courts that feature our signature Boccemon "Rain Country" Oyster Blend surface.
We suggest if you are going to use our surface that you follow this cross section. The only differences will be related to what the base is called and how much drainage to use. These are regionally determined issues.
Bocce Courts for Bocce Players
Boccemon Rouncountry Blend is formulated to play fast, minimize bounce, and reduce maintenance.
The primary consideration when addressing bocce court construction should be the playing surface. Keep in mind that no matter how aesthetically pleasing a bocce court is, nor how expensive the drainage system if it has an inferior surface it will get less use! A premium surface should play fast, have minimal bounce, and be easy to maintain.
Bocce courts are typically unique in design and construction when compared to each other. View the featured courts on our resource page to see some of these designs. Length, width, choice of materials, and even the playing surface have a certain arbitrary nature to them.
While some dispute that Bocce is the fastest growing activity in the United States, bocce courts are becoming commonplace and seemingly everyone has played. Whether you are interested in a court for private use or you represent a municipality, take advantage of our knowledge and willingness to help. We have consulted private individuals with a passion for bocce, as well some of the largest developers in the country.
Request a Quote for our signature Boccemon "Rain Country" Blend
We sell bulk oyster blend for you to surface your own court. Boccemon is dedicated to quality. Contact us about your project and we will work out the details with you. If you have Bocce needs, let Boccemon help. Because the price varies due to quantity and the final destination of the product, we ask people to fill out a quote request.
Important Considerations for Bocce Court Owners
We enjoy examining most details and we want to help prepare you for everything. These are just a few important considerations, and we have solutions for how to address them.
- What Maintenance tools are best for keeping your court ready for play?
- How about bocce balls?
- Will you need ball racks?
- Do you intend to use the back walls for rebounding?
- Have you included access to players who are physically challenged or possibly dependent on a wheelchair?
- What about a scoreboard?
- Lights without glare?
Tools for Maintenance
Most folks can get away with just the 7' drag broom and some standard garden tools. However should you need bocce items like hats or shirts, or should you need a scoring device, check out these bocce related things!
Bocce Court Builders
We love promoting builders who support our products and to help clients looking for a builder. Contact us about getting in touch with a builder near you.
Please review our FAQ page or the all-new resource page for tips & tricks for your bocce court.
Boccemon Materials Conversion Worksheet
Ask your supplier about compaction percentages.
People from all over are applying their creative energy to court aesthetics. Landscapers and contractors across the country are designing and building bocce courts using our very simple methods and trusting Boccemon to provide them with an easy to apply and maintain surface.
By traveling this site you will find the answers to everything you need to build a premium court yourself. Use this page as a reference as you plan your court. Follow our simple cross section and if you get confused contact us.
For moss control issues, please check out our Moss Control page.
- Drainage can be confusing. Give us a call for help!
- Some environments will require more drainage than others.
- Get the fabric down.
- Next comes 6" of road base with lots of "fines"
- Consistent lifts will prevent *call backs*
- The perimeter can be made from any number of different dimensional materials
- We like using 3'"x 12" pressure treated timbers bolted to 4"x6" posts. 2"x8" cap twill finish this nicely.
- Concrete can make great borders. A wood liner will save on ball wear.
- Corner detail - 4"x6" posts and 2"x12" treated rails.
- A plywood sandwich! Contact us for details.
- Forklifts save backs
- A perimeter cap provides structural integrity so the "posts" can be minimal.
- "Concrete form stakes" square the perimeter until the cap is installed.
- The Court Kit configuration allows for construction of environmentally sensitive areas - like septic drain fields.
- We are passionate about this sport and take every opportunity to test other surface options. Our favorite is Oyster Shells!
- A 10'x60' court surface typically takes three novices about two and a half hours to install and be playing.
- We like to use an 18"x60" piece of "raised and expanded sheet metal" to carve off the high spots. Check your local listings for a local metal fabricator near you (or contact us).
- Finish with a light brooming