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Petanque

Pétanque is a form of boules normally played on hard dirt or gravel

See Also:
Bowls

An Overview of Petanque

It can also be played on grass, sand or other surfaces, with metal boules rolled or tossed to the jack.

Pétanque is a game which all can enjoy at any age and with any level of skill and the equipment is not expensive. Usually all that is required is a set of three matching boules which can be acquired from any good sports shop.

Benefits

  • Develops team play, concentration, tactics and strategy

Costs

Competition class boules are sold in sets of 3 by different weights, sizes, patterns and hardness and the cost starts from around £50 a set.

Equipment

The only equipment you will need is a set of boules but many clubs will be able to loan you sets as well as advise where and what boules to buy.

Facts

  • Pétanque - pronounced "pay-tank"

Find Petanque Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

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National Governing Bodies

English Petanque Association

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Wellington Petanque Club

The club exists to encourage people of all ages , shapes and sizes to enjoy the social sport of Petanque. We currently have about 30 members with new members joining regularly.

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