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. Please join us.
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 goes to maintaining the bocce courts and also supports various resident activities in the Glen.
The Association holds its annual meeting the first Thursday in January 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.
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 morning at 8:30 AM and at 10:00 AM and Saturday mornings at 8:00 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 morning at 8:30 AM women gather for fun, relaxing bocce. Teams are randomly selected based on the 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.
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 and 9:30 AM men only participate in the Men's league consisting of a five week(game) series. Prior resident sign up is required. There is an $8.00 entry fee per person for each five game series. The top six 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.
Thursday Night Mixer League
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.
At no cost, play is available 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 Bocce Association President or Vice President. If you show up to play without a reservation and the court is not previously reserved, you are free to play.