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Welcome to
Hobart Petanque Club


What is petanque?

Pétanque, sometimes called boules, is a target sport, where participants throw weighty metal balls, aiming to get them as close as possible to a small wooden target ball, called a cochonet or jack. It is related to Italian bocce and lawn bowls.  


The name pétanque (pronounced as pay tonk) comes from the Provencial words “pieds tanques” meaning: feet stuck to the ground. This is because competitors stand with both feet inside a small circle to throw.


Pétanque is a quick and easy sport to learn. It’s an enjoyable, social, competitive team game that utilises and develops concentration, strategising, mindfulness, focus and body-mind coordination. Pétanque’s health benefits include stress relief, improved flexibility, light cardio and the positive mental and social rewards of a sociable outdoor activity.

This classic French game is great if you’re looking for a fun activity with friends and family. It’s a game for everyone, where grandparents, parents and children can play on equal terms, as neither age, gender or ability matter.

About Hobart Petanque Club

Hobart Petanque Club meets regularly for both social and competitive days of petanque. We play on the piste on the corner of Long Point Rd and Beach Rd, Sandown Park, Lower Sandy Bay, behind Seagrass Restaurant. New players and novices are welcome on all social days. Competitions are reserved for members, but spectators are welcome.

We meet:

  • Monday Afternoon: Social Games between 1 - 3.30 pm

  • Thursday Afternoon: Social Games between 1 - 3.30 pm (May to November)

  • Thursday Afternoon: Social Games- between 4 - 6.30 pm (December to April)

  • Sunday Afternoon: Club Competition- from 1 pm ( for club members only) Registration by 12.45pm


Play commences at the above times but please arrive 15 mins early to allow for set up and organising the teams.

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