The Palisades Sunset League
P A L I S A D E S   B O C C E   C L U B

Picture this…

The sun is setting on a warm summer night.  You’re looking at the mountains to the north — and the chill of ocean air drifts by.

You’re with incredible Palisadians — from 25 to 70 and every age in between.

It’s a party on the best bocce courts in Southern California.

After bocce, you scoot up to Hanks, or Casa Nostra, or somewhere else to celebrate with your fantastic team.

That’s what’s happening every single Thursday night at in the Palisades League — and it’s been a runaway hit!

175 happy, excited, enthusiastic Palisadians on 16 teams (with hysterical team names).

Teams from neighborhoods.  From the schools in town.  From the churches and synagogues.  From town organizations and businesses.  Palisadians that just signed up and we put on a team.

Here’s what’s amazing.  Many of teams started as a group of complete strangers.  Now they’re cheering for each other, and going out to eat & drink together after the matches as pals.

No previous bocce experience necessary.  You can learn as you go.  You’ll be a star in no time.  Snappy awards for the winning teams.  Lots of other charming little extras along the way. 

Palisades Bocce League.  Celebrating the best of what it means to be a Palisadian.




Match Play Dates (Tuesdays and Thursday, 5 and 6 PM):

Season begins Tuesday, September 6th & Thursday, September 8th — and will run through Thursday, November 3rd.  

Dates may change (or be added) due to weather and other circumstances.


All skill levels welcome

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never played before – you’ll be a star in no time.  As they say, “It takes 5 minutes to learn how to play, and a lifetime to master.”

It’s not how good you are in bocce that matters.

What matters is if you love being with happy people, fascinating and positive people, and feel so lucky to live in the greatest town in America.

Private or Group Bocce Lessons

Whether you’re beginners interested in learning the basics, or strong players that would love to knock your game up a notch with professional strategies — private and group lessons are available.

Lessons are offered by USA Certified Bocce Professional Brennan Cassidy on Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Individual lessons are $120 an hour (plus $20 for additional persons).  5 or more players (or a team) is $200 an hour.

Please contact Jimmy Dunne to schedule a USA Bocce Professional.  310.529.1400, 


How to Sign Up for the Autumn League


Please sign up if:

  • You’re a new player that would like to join the league.
  • You’d like to create a new team in the league!

Sign up at the latest by August 30th.


Team Parties after Bocce

Hanks has generously offered 20% off of all drinks and food if your team comes after your game!


Contact Us

With any questions, please reach out to:

Jimmy Dunne
Palisades Bocce Club
Bocce Commissioner
(310) 529.1400


Carlyn Peterson
Director of Blue Jays
(310) 699,1200

Frequently Asked Questions

How many players should be on a team?

8-12.  This way, you’re likely to have 6 always coming to a given league match.

In a match, anywhere from 4 players to 8 players can play in a given match (maximum of 4 on each side of the court.)

You have to have 4 players for any match.

What happens if I miss a match?

It’s okay.  With 8-12 on a team, you can play as often as you’d like.  Each week, a team just has to have 4 players!  But the more the merrier…

When is the registration period over?

It’s likely you can get on a team even after the season starts.

But if you want to start a team, you need to register at least a few weeks before the start of the season.

What happens if it rains?

If a match is canceled, there will be a ‘make up’ date set.

How many bocce seasons will there be in a year?

Most likely three this year; Spring, Summer and Fall.


What is the format of the matches each week?

Each match will be ‘2 out of 3’ games.  Tie-breaker if you’re tied one game a piece.  Games are to 6 points.  Tie-breaker game is to 5 points.

You must have at least 4 players for a match.  2 play on each side.  If you have more players than that, they can split up on each side of the court.

If your team isn’t on the court ready to play by 10 minutes after the start time, you forfeit one game.  After 20 minutes, you forfeit the match.

You can play with balls that we will provide, or balls that you bring.

What do I bring and wear?

Comfortable clothes.  It’s all good.  Sneakers are best.  For the ladies, you don’t want heels…

I’ll bet the ranch some teams will have uniforms!

The main thing to bring is a happy attitude!  You’re going to have so much fun…

You have to have 4 players for any match.





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8 AM.  40-minute exercise workouts with the mountains in the distance and the ocean breeze in the air. Finished off with coffee and treats.  Limit to 20 fabulous Palisadians.