The Naples, Fla., club’s Sports Club Bocce Garden, which features a paver deck, two lighted clay courts, umbrella-shaped tables and chairs, and a raised planter with palms, was the setting of the first Bocce Fall Open Play Night of the 2013-2014 season. More than 500 members have signed up for the sport, and will enjoy social events that include light hors d’oeuvres, a full bocce bar, and a complimentary wine tasting.
More than 100 residents of The Club at Mediterra in Naples, Fla., recently gathered at the community’s Sports Club Bocce Garden for the first Bocce Fall Open Play Night of the 2013-14 season.
Additional bocce social events will take place throughout the coming month for the more than 500 Mediterra members who have already signed up for the sport. Social nights include light hors d’oeuvres, a full bocce bar, and a complimentary wine tasting with Mediterra’s special wine selections for the upcoming season.
“The camaraderie and social atmosphere at Mediterra are among the main reasons homeowners are drawn to the community,” said Mark Wilson, President of London Bay Homes. “Many of our seasonal residents also look forward to these events as a chance to catch up with friends while staying active on the court.”
Bocce nights also include an opportunity for club members to sign up for the Mediterra Bocce League, which officially begins in January. Men’s, women’s and mixed team signups are available. Teams compete four nights a week at the bocce garden, which features a paver deck, two lighted clay courts, umbrella-shaded tables and chairs, and a raised planter with palms.
Mediterra’s on-site amenities include themed neighborhood parks; eight miles of walking and jogging trails; a fitness complex with tennis and bocce courts, swimming pool and spa services; and the 33,000-sq. ft. clubhouse offering formal and casual dining. A recent expansion at The Tavern Bar & Grill added a summer kitchen and an expanded menu of gourmet brick-oven pizzas, seasonal salads and open-air grilled entrees.