Welcome to Petanque

Welcome to Mt. Martha Petanque Club which is an integral part of the Mt. Martha Bowls, Petanque and Social Club Inc.

Tuesdays – BYO meal at 5pm. Play commences at 6pm. 3 games. $2 fee.

Wednesdays – registration at 2.45pm for 3pm start. Play as late as you like. $2 fee.

Thursdays – skills development at 10.30am with Rod. Free!

Fridays – registration at 1.45pm for 2pm start of play. 3 games.  $2 fee. Followed by Happy Hour in the club rooms – BYO snacks.


Training sessions for new players are held On Thursdays at 10:30 am at the club.  Coach will be there just come if you want to be part of Petanque 101.

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.  Formally organised the terrain can be called a Boulodrome.

Our Boulodrome is an international standard terrain consisting of 24 lanes.  These are 15m x 4m and purpose-built with varying surfaces to cater for varying skill levels and challenging games.

The social side of petanque is important.  We  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.  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.

Mount Martha Petanque

24 International pistes

For further information contact Andrea Bowles (0409413416 or andreabowles@bigpond.com).

We also have a Facebook page – Petanque Facebook  – that is regularly updated.