This is how we roll in South Main! The sport of the ancient Romans has come to the corner of South Main at Talbot with the installation of a public South Main Bocce Ball Court.

FREE BOCCE SET USAGE

Bocce sets can be checked out for free with a drivers license or credit card from Green Beetle, SOB, Leadership Memphis or Spindini.

 

THE RULES OF THE COURT

  • The court is free and open to all
  • The court closes at dark
  • Guests should share the court with others waiting to play
  • Guests are allowed to bring coolers and lawn chairs
  • Guests must dispose of all trash and clean up after dogs
  • Please do not kick gravel
  • Please rake and even the gravel upon completion of play

 

THE RULES OF THE GAME

Games have two teams, and the match begins with a member of one team throwing a small ball, called the pallino, from one end of the court to another. The first team throws a ball, called the bocce, at the pallino. The next team throws the bocce at the pallino. The team closest to the pallino forfeits their turn until the other team throws a bocce that gets closer to the pallino, After all players have thrown their bocce balls, the player that is closest to the pallino is awarded points. One point will be awarded to this team for every ball that is closer to the pallino than the closest competitor’s ball. After the points are awarded, the match is completed.  

Start a new match by electing a new person to throw the pallino and to throw the first bocce ball.
A game is won when a player reaches 13 points.