John and Andrea Ross built a fantastic oyster shell bocce court in 2001 so she could practice for the World Bocce Games. Mario, from JoyOfBocce.com, and I interview John about his court.
“I had met John and Andrea for the first time this week at the US Bocce Nationals and we quickly became friendly. Thanks for having me as a guest at your table at the Awards Dinner.” – Joe Bocce Quartarone
John, at Shady Oak Cellars, tells us his formula for building this type of court. He says, “It is oyster shell flower and it is mixed with all purpose sand.” Get a wheel barrel and add this ratio:
- one 50 pound bag of oyster shell flower
- three rounded shovels of All-Purpose Sand
The base of the court is six inches thick of crushed granite.
The Bocce Guy