Bocce ball is NOT an Olympic sport, sadly.
The white target is the actual 'bocce' ball or 'pallino.'
Jack BallIn England we call the game Bowlsits also called 'PALLINO'
It is the target ball in bocce ball.
Bocce ball is usually played on a flat, grass field
A bocce ball set can be purchased at a local sporting goods store, such as Dick's Sporting Goods. These types of stores often have games like bocce ball in stock.
Bocce Ball can be the oldest sport in human history. It dates back to 5000 B.C. In Egyptian art humans appear playing a similar game with stones. Bocce Ball was then imported in Greece by 800 B.C.
Size of the Bocce BallThe size of your bocce ball is typically measured in millimeters and across its diameter. Sizes of bocce balls vary quite a bit and will help determine which bocce ball set is best for you. According to the Bocce Standards Association, the International Standard bocce ball is 107mm (4.2 inches) and weighs 920 grams (2 pounds.)A bocce ball that is smaller than 100mm is typically best for children or beginners who do not plan to play often. This size is easiest to handle and toss.Tournament bocce balls will range between 100mm and 115mm. Typically they are not any smaller than the International Standard of 107mm.The occasional backyard bocce player will most likely appreciate a size somewhere between 100mm and 110mm.The expert or professional bocce ball player will normally use a size somewhere between 107mm and 115mm. The size will depend on the strength of the players and their frequency of play.