Petanque and Boccia are played at Fernwood Petanque Club.
Petanque is played outdoors with steel balls (called boule, a French word) which are thrown from a circle marked on the ground towards a small jack some distance away with the nearest boules scoring winning points. You can play in singles, doubles or triples with the aim of the game being to be the first player or team to reach 13 points. Boccia is similar to Petanque but is played indoors with soft balls.
Petanque and Boccia are simple games for players of all ages and experience and our membership covers a wide range in both age and ability. If you are interested then these could be the games for you, so why don’t you come along to Fernwood Petanque Club and try them and taste an experience you will never forget! You can try the sport three times before deciding if you want to join the club. You can even borrow club boules for a short period so there is no outlay at the outset. You will meet new friends and have fun at the same time at our friendly and sociable club.
Outside play takes place on the gravel playing surface (called a piste, another French word) next to the tennis courts and is divided into 6 lanes so that 6 games can be played at the same time. Fernwood Village Hall hosts the indoor play. Our Wednesday session is followed by light refreshments whilst a bring and share picnic style buffet lunch follows the Friday session.
Fernwood Petanque Club has been running since 2012 and has five weekly sessions which you can drop into:
Sundays – Petanque – 1.30–3.30pm (Winter), 2-4pm (Summer).
Tuesdays – Petanque – 1.30-3.30pm (Winter), 4-6pm (Summer).
Wednesday – Boccia – 11.30am-1.30pm all year (indoor in Fernwood Village Hall followed by light refreshments in the Hall).
Thursday – Petanque – 1.30-3.30pm (Winter), 4-6pm (Summer).
Friday – Petanque – 11.00am-12.30pm all year followed by bring and share picnic style buffet lunch 12.30-1.30pm (lunch in Fernwood Village Hall). We have the facility to use the Hall from 11.30am, subject to availability, if this outdoor session is prevented by bad weather for an indoor game of Boccia.
We welcome new members of all ages and experience and for more information please call Barry (Chair) on 07801 283328.