Boccia Balls Frequently Asked Questions

Do you only sell Handi Life Boccia balls?

Yes all our balls are manufactured by Handi Life Sport and are BISFed (Boccia International Federation) approved competition balls.

What is the difference between 6 panel and 12 panel balls?

It is simple the number of panels the superior classic Boccia balls is made up of, and which is right for you, is simply a matter of personal preference.

What is the difference between Superior Classic and Superior balls?

The difference between Superior Classic and Superior balls is the bag they are supplied in.  Superior Classic come in the supreme/elite bag which has a sturdy plastic inlay that gives each ball shape protection. Superior sets come in Handi Life Sport’s traditional blue shoulder bag with adjustable strap.

The balls supplied in both these sets are the same superior ball available in whichever number of panels and hardness required.

Which are the best balls for recreational use? 

Classic Superior Balls of medium hardness or Boccia Basic Balls are recommended.

What is the difference between the hardness of balls? 

Players with weak arm strength often prefer hard balls, which roll further. Other players prefer soft balls, which are easier to place on the course.

I have lost a Boccia ball, can I buy a replacement or do I have to buy a full set?

If you lose a ball or fancy trying one or two of a different hardness, we are able to supply individual Handi Life Sport balls.  Place your order using the relevant section of the order form, or if you are unsure what to order to match your existing set, please call the office on 0115 9257027 for assistance.

Can I pay by credit / debit card?

Yes, you can now pay by credit or debit card.  In accordance with new legislation, there will no no surcharge on payments made by credit card from 1st January 2018.

Can I buy Boccia equipment exempt of VAT?

If you believe you are eligible to purchase boccia balls exempt of VAT please complete our VAT Exemption Certificate and return it to

If you are in any doubt as to whether you are eligible to receive goods or services zero rated for VAT you should consult VAT Notice 701//7/45 or seek advice from your local VAT office before signing the VAT Exemption Certificate.

Please note there are penalties for making false declarations.

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