U3A Oliva

Pétanque Group

Group Leader: Gerry G

Deputy Group Leader:

Email: petanque@u3aoliva.org

When: Tuesday 11:00 – Arrive 10.50

Where: Miramar pitches

Numbers Max:


If you would like more details or to be to be an active participant in the group, please contact the leader via the email above.

Current Information:

The new U3A 2021-22 year is starting and the Pétanque group will be returning! 
The first official session will be on Tuesday 21 September. 
Contact the Group Leader, Gerry by email if you would like to join.
For more information on the game of Pétanque, see below.

About Our Group

Pétanque is a form of boules where the goal is to throw hollow metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet (literally “piglet”) or jack, while standing inside a starting circle with both feet on the ground – Pétanque deriving from the expression pès tancats [ˈpɛs taŋˈkats], meaning ‘feet together’. Please come along and watch or ‘try’… we have spare sets of boules you can use… so no outlay is required!

We hold club competitions twice a year in June and December. Members play to win and hold the Alice McDade Memorial Trophy for a period of six months.This is a singles championship. We also play once a year to compete for the Alan Mayhew Memorial Trophy for doubles. This competition takes place just before the summer move to Miramar. Those who wish to compete for the trophies must attend petanque at least 6 times per year.