February 15, 2006

Tanglewood Petanque Club

Tanglewood is a 55+ community just N. of Sebring, in central Florida.
They have been playing pétanque for years and take it very seriously - while having fun, of course.

First of all the 8 courts are spotless, very well maintained. Just like the entire community, by the way. With shaded seating areas for those hot Florida afternoons.
Several of the +/- 120 members have their role in keeping things organized: tournament schedules, spreadsheets, maintenance, lighting, you name it. A lot of these folks are retired engineers, who make sure everything is always in tip-top condition.
Two of the driving forces behind the club in earlier days, Jack Dobbyn and Alex Legault are honored with beautiful brass plaques.

I was there on a quiet Monday morning, but I understand that when the boules get going, and the drinks & snacks are on the tables, the petanque club gets noisy!

On this picture you see some of today's active members, from L to R: Barry Radawiec (from Cadillac, MI) , Bob and Barb Thulin (from NY) and Wade Greenisen, the actual club chairman (from MN).

Thanks to all for the friendly reception! I will certainly go back to visit in the fall, on one of those noisy evenings!
Tanglewood has its own resident newspaper. Look under "sports" for the latest pétanque club news.

1 comment:

Jeppy said...

Those courts look fantastic. Now I know exactly where I want to retire!