GROUP CONVENOR – Pippa Boardman
Petanque is essentially a form of Boule, played by the French and Spanish in their town squares.
The game is played in teams of 2/3 with matches lasting about 45 minutes. There is a competitive element to the game and a basic level of fitness is needed. We play for about 2 hours every Saturday afternoon at 2pm.
There’s also a social element to playing and when conditions allow players arrive for lunch beforehand or have a drink afterwards. Currently picnics are allowed at the club as food is not available regularly. Hot and cold drinks are available.
We play at Tregony Social Club which you will need to join if you play on a long term basis. (£5 for seniors, £10 for regular members although this is waived for 2022).
To get started the club has boules that you can practise with and the existing players will help with how to play.
Contact Pippa Boardman via the below form if you’d like any more information.
Directions from St Austell:- on B3287 enter Tregony. R turn to St Cuby’s Church, signed “Playing Fields” L into Back Lane and the Club is on the R about 100 yards on. Parking available. MapPetanque Gallery
We are happy for you to come to a Coffee Morning or one main Monthly Meeting and to attend one individual group (with the exception of groups that require pre-booking and ticket purchases) before deciding whether to join St Austell u3a.
Please always contact the group convenor to ensure the session is going ahead.