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Petanque is a great game for socialising and having a lot of fun, and can be played by anyone of any age.

No need to bring anything as all equipment will be provided.

Should you be interested in visiting or joining the club please contact us

WHAT IS PETANQUE?

Pétanque is a form of French boules where the aim is to throw metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet (piglet) or jack. The game is normally played on hard dirt or gravel, but can also be played on grass or other surfaces. Similar games are bocce and bowls.

The term pétanque comes from the Provençal  pés tanqués which means “Feet Together.” It is suitable for young and old and can be enjoyed by people with a wide range of disabilities.

Today Pétanque is played in more than 40 countries with and enjoyed by several million players.

“One of the easiest games to play …

one of the hardest games to master!”

“The greatest attraction of Petanque is that it can be all things to all people.
Like a Renoir painting it is subtle, multilayered and complex.
It can be savored by a casual novice through to the greatest master”.

(B.W. Putman 2011)