Group Co-ordinator Dil Vowles 07879 425643 Roz Tuffrey 07591 555859
Venue Poplars Sports Ground, Burton Joyce
Meeting dates Mondays and Fridays
Meeting time Mondays 2pm – 4pm (1pm – 3pm in the Winter months)   Fridays 10.30am – 12.30pm
Additional Charges £3 per meeting

Pétanque has proved so popular that we now have 2 Groups and often play at other times as well. The Groups use two pistes (playing areas) – and we are shortly to have two more at Poplars.

The Poplars is a large multi sports complex run by the local council and is located on Station Road near to Burton Joyce Railway Station, and there is ample parking for all at the sports ground.

We use u3a equipment, though some members have purchased their own boules.

Casual wear is appropriate. No knowledge is needed to get started.

The game can be played with two or three in each team. A maximum of six people can play on a piste at any one time. Participants are welcome to bring their own refreshments.
We are a very friendly group meeting regularly and have our own what’s app group to help us arrange play. Some of us also play at other clubs in competitions around the county.

If you would like to try us out, please contact one of the Group Coordinators, or just join us at one of the sessions.

Boules is a collective name for a wide range of games in which the objective is to throw or roll heavy balls (called boules in France, and bocce in Italy) as close as possible to a small target ball. English Lawn and Crown Green Bowls, Bocce and Pétanque are different forms of Boules. In pétanque the objective is to score points by having boules closer to the target than the opponent after all boules have been thrown. This is achieved by throwing or rolling boules closer to the small target ball, officially called a jack or coche or by hitting the opponents’ boules away from the target, while standing inside a circle with both feet on the ground.