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History of Bocce


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Herons Glen Bocce



Welcome to Bocce at Herons Glen. The community has four bocce courts open to all residents of the Glen.  Equipment is provided and available in an on-site storage shed.


Playing bocce does not require any particular athletic skills. In fact, many people with disabilities find bocce a very enjoyable form of exercise.


The Herons Glen Bocce Association [HGBA] represents the interests of all residents involved in playing Bocce. Membership is optional. The cost is $5 per year. The money goes to maintaining and improving the Bocce courts and to support other resident activities in the Glen.


The Association holds an annual meeting the first Thursday in January of each year. At the meeting the members elect five Directors to manage the association for the upcoming year. The HGBA holds an annual banquet, normally during the fourth week of March. Membership in the HGBA is not required to attend the banquet.


Open play

At no cost, play is available every afternoon and all day Saturday and Sunday. If you would like to reserve a court there is a weekly signup sheet at the courts in the Bocce bulletin board. If you show to play without a reservation and the court is not previously reserved, you are free to play.


Scheduled Play

Certain times during the week the courts are reserved for scheduled play. The following is a summary of the different scheduled activities.


Monday, Tuesday and Friday

Every Monday and Friday morning at 8:30 and at 10:00 AM there is Resident Round Robin Play. Play is open to all residents of the Glen. There is no cost. Teams are randomly selected based on how many people show up. They normally play for an hour.

Every Tuesday evening at 4:00 PM there is Resident Round Robin Play. There is no cost. Teams are randomly selected based on how many people show up. They normally play for an hour.


League Play


Men's League Play

Mens league is for Men Only. Prior signup is required. There is an $8.00 cost per person for each four game series. Every Wednesday at 7:30, 8:30 & 9:30 AM teams play a four game series. The top four teams each hour, receive prizes at the end of each series. Teams are changed at the end of every series. Larry Cummings schedules this league.


Mixed Member League Play

The HGBA Mixed Member League runs from January through March. HGBA members sign up and are arranged in four member teams that play once a week for eight weeks. There is a $6.00 entrance fee. The money goes for prizes. Members sign up and are placed on a four person team that plays once a week for eight weeks.




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