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History of Bocce


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Herons Glen Bocce



Welcome to Bocce at Herons Glen. The community has six bocce courts open to all residents of the Glen without cost. Equipment is provided and available in an on-site storage shed.


Playing bocce does not require any particular athletic skills. In fact, many people 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 supports various resident activities in the Glen.


The Association holds its annual meeting the first Thursday in Janury each year, at which Directors are elected to manage the Association for the upcoming year. There are seven Directors on its Board. 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 Wednesday, Friday and Saturday afternoons, all day Sunday and times not designated for scheduled or league play. Courts may be reserved by calling the current HGBA president or vice-president. 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, year round, the courts are reserved for scheduled play. Play is open to all residents at no cost. Play is normally one hour. The following is a summary of the different scheduled activities.


Monday, Tuesday Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Every Monday and Friday mornings at 8:30 AM and at 10:00 AM and Saturday mornings at 8:30 AM residents gather to play bocce. Teams are randomly selected based on the number of people at the courts wanting to participate.

Every Tuesday evening at 4:00 PM residents gather to play bocce. Teams are randomly selected based on the number of people at the courts wanting to play.


Every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8:30 AM women gather for fun, relaxing bocce. Teams are randomly selected based on number of participants at the courts. Please note the group does not play on Tuesdays during January through March and play starts at 8:00 AM during the summer months.


See the bulletin board at the courts for additional information and scheduling.


League Play

Member League Play

The HGBA Mixed Member League runs from January through March on Tuesday mornings. HGBA members sign up and are arranged in four member teams that play once a week for eight weeks. There is a $5.00 entry fee (in addition to bocce membership). The entrance fee is used for prizes.


Men's League Play

Every Wednesday at 7:30 AM, 8:30 AM & 9:30 AM men only participate in the Men's league consisting of a five week(game) series. Prior signup is required. There is an $8.00 entry fee per person for each five game series. The top six teams in each hour receive prize money. Teams are changed at the end of every series.  Larry Cummings schedules this league.


Thursday Night Mixers

Every Thursday at 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM, couples (which can be a man and a woman, two women or two men) participate in the Thursday Night Mixers League which runs from November through April consisting of a four week (game)series. Prior resident sign up is required and preferred play time provided. There is an entry fee for each four game series. The top three teams each hour receive prizes at the end of each series. Teams are changed at the end of every series. 


Back Nine Bocce League

The Back Nine Bocce League runs from November through April on Monday afternoons/evenings. Prior resident sign up is required and there is no fee to participate.





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