Update: The Tournaments and Training/Practice Schedules have been set:
Bocce/Pickleball Tournaments Composite Schedule
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I want to tell you about an exciting upcoming event. In an effort to make Pickleball more visible in The Villages, Bob Iacopi has reached out to the Bocce Club to arrange a reciprocal exchange/tournament. Basically the way this will work is that Pickleball Club members wiil have a couple of opportunities to learn bocce and then will have a fun bocce tournament. Then the Bocce Club members will have a couple of opportunities to learn pickleball and then have a fun pickleball tournament.
The first opportunity for bocce training is this Wednesday, June 20 at the monthly Bocce Clinic at 3:00. The next opportunity is June 29th for the Bocce Bootcamp at 2:00. Our third opportunity will be July 15th dedicated to pickleball players at 3:00 pm. I encourage everyone to attend one, two or all of these sessions! Bob will be there to provide any assistance required.
Our Pickleball Club Bocce tournament is August 5 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.
Bocce Club members will be encouraged to attend one or more of our Wednesday /Fridays drop in sessions and Bob will try to arrange a Saturday training session for Bocce players who work or otherwise can not make a drop in session.
The Bocce Club Pickleball tournament will be held September 9th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm on courts 5 & 6.
Both the tournaments are going to be social events and we hope members of both clubs will attend both tournaments. There will not be any fees to participate and we will not be giving awards.
Watch for more details and contact Bob Iacopi with any questions or concerns at