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Chris Pfeiffer's Backyard Bocce, Inc. has done a great service for the bocce playing community. His excellent product line is a boon to Special Olympians, parks and recreations programs, week-end bocce warriors, senior centers, schools and just about anyone else who's ever tried to roll, toss, heave or otherwise direct a bocce ball toward a pallino. Pfeiffer may just revolutionize backyard bocce.


The courts are ideal for casual, recreation players who want to step up a notch without spending big bucks for their own traditional court. {See Joy of Bocce Weekly Volume II, Issue 21 - May 26, 2003 for details.}


Our bocce group sometimes plays on the lawn with a kind of "anything goes" approach. This is great fun. Portable courts just offer another option.

Since we've outgrown one court, we go to a local park and play on the stone dust ball field. One group plays between home and 1st base, the other between 2nd and 3rd.

1 Inch Vinyl Boundary Court (60' by 12') - includes colored flags (a visual aid to mark each end and midcourt), grass stakes, bungee cords for securing corners, & hand winder for easy set-up, take down, and storage. $39.99

2 Inch Vinyl Boundary Court - (60' by 12') - includes all the same components but with a two inch vinyl line - retails for $59.99.

Our crew playing on one of the prototype courts (the black has since been replaced by white vinyl giving the appearance of a painted line).

You can bowl on the ground or heave balls in the air, but if any ball rolls or is knocked out of the court boundaries, it is a "dead" ball and can't score a point.

If you want side boards you'll have to "step up" to this Vinyl Mesh Court (60' by 12'). A good option for the person who always wanted a court, but couldn't fit it in the budget, or didn't want to sacrifice the back yard to a permanent structure. Formerly $349.99 - PRODUCT DISCONTINUED & NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

Although the photo to the left might make set-up seem daunting, all you need is a couple of clever bocce cohorts, a rubber mallet and a cordless drill.

Follow the clear and well illustrated instructions to put one side up as straight as possible.

Then do the same on the opposite side. Note that there are no end walls - a ball that crosses the end line is "dead".

For all of these courts, it is a good idea to drop the wheels of your lawn mower and cut the grass short.

If the pallino tends to get obscured in the grass, use a larger object ball like a croquet ball or even a baseball. The white ball pictured here next to the pallino is a field hockey ball.




1 Inch Vinyl Boundary Court

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Heavy-duty 1 inch vinyl material.
60' x 12' court boundary system.

Boundary is pre-measured & pre-connected.

Six steel 1 1/2 inch o-rings stitched into vinyl at corners & mid court.

Four 4 inch colored vinyl markers (2 red & 2 green) stitched into vinyl to mark foul lines.

Six vinyl 4 inch x 5 inch colored flags (2 red, 2 green, and 2 white) with 18 inch PVC staffs to mark corners & mid court.

Four 5 inch steel grass stakes with 2 foot bungee cord attached for securing corners. Attached bungee cords enable the boundary to form a perfect rectangle.

One hand winder for easy set-up, take down, and storage.

Cost: $39.99 + $10.00 Shipping for 1 court - $5.00 shipping for each additional court ordered.
TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

2 Inch Vinyl Boundary Court

Heavy-duty 2 inch vinyl material.

60 feet x 12 feet court boundary system.

Boundary is pre-measured and pre-connected.

Six steel 2 1/2 inch o-rings stitched into vinyl at corners and mid court.

Four 4 inch colored vinyl markers (2 red and 2 green) stitched into vinyl to mark foul lines.

Six vinyl 4 inch x 5 inch colored flags (2 red, 2 green, and 2 white) with 18 inch PVC staffs to mark corners and mid court.

Four 5 inch steel grass stakes with 2 foot bungee cord attached for securing corners. Attached bungee cords enable the boundary to form a perfect rectangle.

One hand winder for easy set-up, take down, and storage.

Cost: $59.99 + $10.00 Shipping for 1 court. $5.00 shipping for each additional court ordered.
TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

NO LONGER AVAILABLE - PRODUCT DISCONTINUED Vinyl Mesh Court {Patent Pending} with sideboards



Two 10" x 60' vinyl mesh sideboards. Sleeves are stitched into the vinyl mesh sideboards every 10 feet to accept metal support posts.

Six colored vinyl markers (2 red, 2 green, & 2 white) stitched into vinyl mesh sideboards to mark foul lines and midcourt.

Two 2" x 12' vinyl end lines. Steel grommets are sewn into vinyl end lines at each end.

Four 5" steel grass stakes to secure end lines.

Fourteen 2' metal posts to support vinyl mesh sideboards. Four end posts come with plastic rope clips.

Four 3' pieces of rope that attach to rope clips on end post and operate as guy lines to support end posts.

Four 12" steel grass stakes to secure guy lines.

Eight 1" x 2' nylon webbing straps with cam buckles and eight 5/16 inch snap hooks to attach sideboards to end posts.

Fourteen plastic ground anchors to use as permanent in-ground sleeves for easy removal/replacement of posts. Convenient caps keep anchors free of debris when not in use.

One 14" x 30" heavy duty carrying bag for storage. Comes with handles, shoulder strap, outside pocket, and room for one set of bocce balls.

Cost: $349.99 + $40.00 Shipping.

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