Boccia is an attack and defend game, with two sides competing over a set number of ends. The aim is to score as many points as possible by placing their set of coloured balls closest to the white jack ball.
A set of boccia balls consisting of six red, six blue and one white jack.
For players that are unable to throw or kick the ball, a ramp (assistive device) is required. A head pointer can also be used with the ramp.
Not essential for a player when getting started, but officiating equipment, including a measure and red/blue indicator is recommended for boccia clubs and groups. They are used to determine who plays next, who has won and the score.
Boccia is played on a court that is 12.5m by 6m. It should be played on a flat, smooth and clean surface such as a sports hall floor.
Few sports venues currently have boccia courts marked out, but badminton courts can easily be adapted using some court marking tape.
Boccia can be played as singles, pairs or teams of three.