Get in on the Fun That is Big Canoe Bocce

Worried you missed your chance to play bocce now that registration for conference play has closed?

Needn’t fret. You have plenty of opportunities throughout the week to get in on this wonderfully social sport imported from Italy via the Northeast. Played on the stunning bocce courts that opened at the Wildcat Recreation Area in 2021, the game is free to play for members of the bocce amenity with a court fee for non-members. Just check into the Racquet Club to reserve your court. If you don’t have the bocce balls, the Racquet Club will provide them.

For more information or to make a reservation, call the Racquet Club at 706-268-3367.

Among the numerous opportunities to roll:

The Bocce Boys meet at 8 a.m. daily with coffee in hand and a positive attitude to start the day. John Feight, who heads the Bocce Boys, can be reached at 770-851-1377.
The Bocce Girls play at 9 a.m. Thursdays as a group organized by Judi Schoeler, who can be reached at 315-415-5096. This wonderful collection of female players gathers to improve their skills and mainly have fun.
Monday Night Bocce is from 5 to 7 p.m. weekly and is open to everyone. Bring a snack to share and your beverage of choice for this great opportunity to make new friends and get to know your neighbors. Contact Karen Santucci at 706-502-6101 to get on the email list.
Twilight bocce adds a nice, dusky twist to the game. Ask about checking out the glow-in-the-dark balls at the Racquet Club.

If you are new to the sport, you can check out these tips on how to master bocce by Bocce Boys capo John Feight at

If you have family members visiting or just want to try out this great game, contact Racquet Club for more information at 706-268-3367.