Welcome to Petanque
Welcome to Mt. Martha Petanque Club which is an integral part of the Mt. Martha Bowls, Petanque and Social Club Inc. For new comers Petanque is a game that originated in France. It is played with steel ‘boules” that are thrown to a jack (or “cochonet”), usually on a mostly flat, gravelly surface, within a lane (or “piste”). An expanse of lanes is called the terrain and when formally organised the terrain can be called a Boulodrome. Our Boulodrome is an international standard terrain consisting of 24 lanes that are 15m x 4m and purpose-built with varying surfaces to cater for varying skill levels and challenging games.
We believe the social side of petanque is important and we particularly welcome new members. On our social game days teams are selected randomly so you will mix with everyone. For tournament competitions you can make up your own teams. There’s always time to have a chat and a laugh after games. Friday night dinners are regularly held in the Clubhouse and we have social occasions throughout the year including BBQs and friendly matches with other clubs. If you would like to try the game you can have three “free sessions” before you are required to become a member.
Petanque is an exciting game, check out this Promo Video.