Petanque in Lymington

Sport and Leisure Events
2017-08-08 14:00 - 16:00
01202 425063/ 07968 486762
Contact Person
First Line of Venue Address
Emsworth Road
SO41 3SE

Free Petanque Sessions for All at the Petanque Court, Emsworth Road Recreation Ground (behind St Thomas Church)

Players meet on Tuesday afternoons 2pm-4pm.  Newcomers are welcome.  Kit will be supplied for taster sessions. People with mobility issues are encouraged to come along too. 

If you would like to get involved, you are welcome to turn up at 2pm on Tuesdays or call Chris Chubb on 01202 425063 or 07968 486762 for more information. 

Free for all to use during daylight hours

The Petanque Court in Lymington is a Lymington and Pennington Town Council Amenity and it's  free for all to use during daylight hours.  You can borrow Petanque sets from the Town Council Offices which are nearby - entrance at the back of the Town Hall in Avenue Road.

A social session also takes place each Thursday from 6pm, which is growing more popular.

What is Petanque?

According to Wikipedia the English and French name pétanque comes from la petanca [peˈtaŋkɔ] in the Provençal dialect of the Occitan language, deriving from the expression pès tancats [ˈpɛ taŋˈka], meaning "feet together" or more exactly "feet anchored".

The tiny orange ball is called the 'pig.' The idea of the game of "Petanque" is to get as close to the pig as possible. It sounds simple but there's great skill to it and a lot of money can be made in top level competition.

More about Petanque HERE



All Dates

  • From 2017-05-09 14:00 to 2017-09-26 16:00

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