The petanque group meets every Tuesday afternoon at the terrain located in Maldon Promenade Park between the pagoda style shelter and the Rossi ice cream hut on the main footpath leading from the main gate in Mill Road towards the amusement area.
During the summer (BST) we start at 14:00 hrs and in the winter (GMT) at 13:30 hrs.
The group welcomes any members that wish to play or give the game a try..
If you wish to give it a try but don't have a set of balls please contact the group co-ordinator who will try to organise the loan of a set of balls. Petanque is played as triples which requires two balls per player or doubles or singles both of which require three balls. It is normal for a player to have a set of three balls available.
The group plays socially but also has teams that play in leagues Two teams play in the league co-ordinated by Blackwater U3A, matches tend to be played fortnightly on the normal meeting day for the home team. During the 2017/18 season that tended to be Monday morning (Billericay), Tuesday afternoons (Blackwater). We also play in a summer invitation league usually on a Wednesday evening.
There is also an Essex Invitation Winter and Summer League that is a mixture of pub, club and other U3A. The summer league tends to play weekly on Wednesday evenings and the winter league weekly on Sunday mornings.We did not enter a team in the 2018/19 winter league this year.
For further information please contact the co-ordinator, John Mundy on 01621 854065 or click on the pigeon to the right to send an e-mail to the co-ordinator.