The boccia blocking shot

The purpose of a blocking shot is to strategically play a ball so that it stops in the way of an opponent, preventing them from scoring.

A shot is deemed to be successful if:

  • it stops in a position that prevents the opposing player from playing a tactically advantageous shot
  • it stops the opposition player from drawing a shot towards the jack by blocking the line to the jack

A successful shot will need to:

  • be weighted accurately so that it reaches the location that provides an ideal barrier