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The Pétanque section membership at Hartley currently numbers about eighty players, split equally between men and women. The playing standard varies from casual club play to International level, with the majority of players being of good average club standard.
When the section was formed, the founding members were determined to create an open welcoming atmosphere which would combine the sport with a full calendar of social activities - an ideal that continues to this day.
Hartley regularly enters seven teams in the Kent Pétanque League when on most Wednesday evenings throughout the summer these teams will be playing against other Pétanque clubs at home or away. In the winter, Hartley enters four teams in Kent Pétanque League. Again, play is on Wednesday evenings.
Section competitions, which are restricted to section members for singles, doubles and triples, are organised in the summer and winter with trophies being presented at the annual dinner.
Club sessions are held once a week, on Tuesday evenings during the summer, and Sunday mornings in the winter. At these sessions members play with or against any other member on an informal basis.
The playing area is available to be used at any time, day or night. Frequently, individual social or competitive games can be seen taking place at the most unlikely times.
Culvey Close, Hartley, Kent, DA3 8BS
Telephone: 01474 702176 (office) 01474 709030 (bar)