Synthetic Bocce Ball Court in Pleasanton
Serving Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville, Blackhawk, San Jose, Silicon Valley and neighboring cities in CA.
Bocce ball is an ancient game developed in Italy, whose modern adaptation most closely resembles bowling. It is traditionally played on a court 60 to 90 feet long and 8 to 13 feet wide consisting of natural soil or asphalt. The rules are complex, but basically two players or two teams of 2, 3, or 4 people score points when their ball lands closest to the “jack”, a smaller ball thrown before any player throws their bocce ball. It requires skill, strategy and just a little luck. Bocce ball is a great game to play outside on a beautiful day. It is highly popular among seniors, but youths are sure to enjoy this accuracy game. With the vast popularity of the game many businesses are opening around the San Francisco Bay Area offering bocce ball, food, and drinks. It is a good way to spend a night out with friends. If you would like to enjoy this ever so popular sport in the privacy of your own home, then a bocce ball court in Pleasanton, Ca. is for you.
The crew at O’Neill’s Green Services is at the forefront of the synthetic bocce court industry. Their synthetic bocce ball court in Pleasanton is no exception. It includes features not found on a traditional bocce ball court. These will be discussed a little later. The client in Pleasanton already had the location picked out for their court. They had a wood border built and had plans to use a more traditional base for their court. After meeting with O’Neill’s Green Services it was decided that a synthetic surface would be much better than the crushed oyster shell surface more commonly used. This is due to the fact that with a synthetic surface there is little to no maintenance required.
The first step was to bring in the rock used as a base under the synthetic surface. This was a job in itself as the location of the court was tucked away in the client’s backyard down a flight of stairs and a meandering rock path. Once the proper amount of rock was brought in allowing for good drainage it was time to install the synthetic surface. The turf used is specific to bocce ball allowing any water that falls on the flat surface to drain through and promotes a perfect roll of the ball. The clients mentioned that not only are they fans of bocce ball, but enjoy golf as well. O’Neill’s Green Services took this into consideration and decided to give them a hybrid bocce court by installing a golf hole at each end of the court. After they are done with putting they can simply put in O’Neill’s Green Services proprietary foam cup plugs and are ready for bocce fun.
To view this synthetic bocce ball court in Pleasanton and other courts in the San Francisco Bay Area log onto grassforever.com under featured installs. And remember to call (925) 443- PUTT with any synthetic turf questions. Get a quote now
Synthetic / Artificial Bocce Ball Court In Walnut Creek CA
Originally developed in Italy, bocce ball is a sport similar to lawn bowling. With its common ancestry coming from ancient games played in the Roman Empire, bocce ball is played throughout Europe as well as overseas in areas that have received Italian immigrants. These areas include Australia, North America, and South America. With the popularity of the sport catching on in the San Francisco Bay Area in the northern part of California, many businesses are opening allowing more people to enjoy this exciting game. If you want to play bocce ball, and not deal with the crowds at these businesses, the crew at O’Neill’s Green Services can make it happen. They can design and build a court for you similar to the synthetic bocce ball court in Walnut Creek, California they constructed.
The sales person from O’Neill’s Green Services met with the client at his home in Walnut Creek to discuss the plans regarding his bocce ball court. He was given the choice of materials that could be used. He decided against the traditional crushed oyster shell or compacted rock surface and instead opted for the more maintenance free synthetic turf. The next step was to choose a location for his synthetic bocce ball court in Walnut Creek, California. He wanted it built directly off his backyard patio. He could have chosen a concrete border for his court, but decided a wood border would complement his yard better.
Once the post was set and the 2×12 boards were installed to complete the border, it was time to start the base for the synthetic surface. This involves installing a 3-4 inch combination of 3/4 inch crushed drain rock and decomposed granite also known as “DG”. The rock is then compacted with a plate compactor to achieve a perfectly flat surface. After getting the surface as flat as possible it is ready to install the drainable nylon turf which is cut to fit inside the border. Once the turf is laid out and secured, the surface gets coated with a fine 30 mesh sand which allows for a smooth fast roll.
Prior to installing the court the homeowner mentioned he enjoyed playing golf. The sales person for O’Neill’s Green Services let him know he could have the only hybrid bocce ball court on the market. This process is only done by O’Neill’s Green Services and involves setting a golf hole at each end of the court. Now the homeowner can work on his golf game, and simply insert O’Neill’s Green Services proprietary foam cup plugs leaving a smooth surface for his bocce ball play. Talk about having the best of both worlds.
If a synthetic bocce ball court in Walnut Creek, Ca. is something that would interest you log onto grassforever.com or call (925)443-PUTT. For a free quote click here.
Hybrid Bocce Ball Court Putting Green Design & Installation
– Multiple Surface options
Your wife likes Bocce Ball, you like Golf or vice versa? Don’t worry, we have the solution. Have you ever seen a hybrid putting green/bocce court? We haven’t either, until we invented it! We are the ONLY company that offers this product. Our synthetic surface solution is maintenance free so once you are done putting just pop in our proprietary cup plugs and your Bocce court is ready.
If your not into golf, we can build you a traditional bocce ball court with an oyster shell or gold fines surface. We can also install a pervious concrete base. This allows proper drainage through the concrete without the need of a slope. Once again we are the ONLY company that offers this.
For the bocce ball court boarder we can use concrete or pressure treated wood. If you decide to go with wood, we can paint it for you or use a nicer looking red pressure treated wood. Click here to obtain a quote!
Bocce Ball Courts on Synthetic Grass
Bocce Ball Courts on Synthetic Grass
Bocce courts are a wonderful addition to any backyard, park, community center or winery. Ages of all have been participating in this global sport for centuries. Bocce is traditionally played on natural soil, oyster shell, aggregate, sand or asphalt courts, which require lot of maintenance to keep them up to speed.
At O’Neill’s Green Services we have combined the right soil and aggregate compaction, and our top quality turf, to give our customers the best courts out there today. We use a turf that has the right, absorption, firmness, and extensive drainage to expel even the heaviest rainfall away from the court.
Our Bocce courts can be constructed with a concrete boarder, or a timber framed boarder around the court. The sub-base can be 4-18″ depending on the soil, geographical region, or the surrounding landscape and hardscape. We can use a compacted crushed drain rock base, pour concrete, or even go as far as building the court on pervious concrete (Porous Concrete)
In pervious concrete, carefully controlled amounts of water and cementitious materials are used to create a paste that forms a thick coating around aggregate particles. A pervious concrete mixture contains little or no sand, creating a substantial void content. Using sufficient paste to coat and bind the aggregate particles together creates a system of highly permeable, interconnected voids that drains quickly. Typically, between 15% and 25% voids are achieved in the hardened concrete, and flow rates for water through pervious concrete are typically around 480 in./hr (0.34 cm/s, which is 5 gal/ftå_/ min or 200 L/må_/min), although they can be much higher. Both the low mortar content and high porosity also reduce strength compared to conventional concrete mixtures, but sufficient strength for many applications is readily achieved.
While pervious concrete can be used for a surprising number of applications, its primary use is in pavement that returns water directly back to the environment. It has also has been referred to as porous concrete, permeable concrete, no-fines concrete, gap-graded concrete, and enhanced-porosity concrete.
Bocce ball courts are completely level with no slope to encourage runoff. So at O’Neill’s Green Services we prefer to use pervious concrete to drain the water directly through our profile as quickly and efficiently as possible.
History of Bocce Ball
Bocce is traditionally played on natural soil or asphalt courts approximately 60 to 90 feet in length and 8 to 13 feet wide, sometimes with wooden boards of approximately 4-12″ in height surrounding the court. Bocce balls can be made of metal or various kind of plastic unlike lawn bowling bocce balls are spherical and have no inbuilt bias.
A game can be conducted between two players, or two teams of two, three, or four. A match is started by a randomly chosen side being given the opportunity to throw a smaller ball, the jack (called a pallino, or a boccino in some areas), from one end of the court into a zone about 15 feet in length, ending 6 feet from the far end of the court. If they miss twice, the other team is awarded the opportunity to place the jack anywhere they choose within the prescribed zone.
The side that first attempted to place the jack is given the opportunity to bowl first. Once the first bowl has taken place, the other side has the opportunity to bowl. From then on, the side which doesn’t have the ball closest to the jack has a chance to bowl, up until one side or the other has used their four balls. At that point, the other side bowls its remaining bocce balls. The team with the closest bocce ball to the jack is the only team that can score points in any frame. The scoring team receives one point for each of their balls that is closer to the jack than the closest ball of the other team. The length of a game varies by region, but is typically from 7 to 13 points.
Players are permitted to throw the ball in the air using an underarm action. This is generally used to knock either the jack or another ball away to attain a more favorable position, or to soften the ball and encourage it to stop quicker. Tactics can get quite complex when players have sufficient control over the bocce ball to throw or roll it accurately