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Petanque

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What is Petanque?

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

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.

Involvement

Rutland Petanque League

More than 50 teams play pétanque (the French game of boules) in Rutland every Tuesday evening in the spring and summer. The league was established in 1993 with nine teams, is now in its 21st year. It now has 6 divisions of between 8 and 10 teams in each, 3 local divisions (North, Central and South), Division 2, Division 1 and a Premier Division. We also hold the Greene King Cup and the Turner Plate Competition, in which all teams play, which is played during the season.

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"

Campaigns

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Partners

  • Age UK L&R
    QUEST
    British Heart Foundation
    Safeguarding
    County Sport Network
  • Equality Standard
    Leicester City Council
    Rutland County Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Melton Borough Council
    Sport England
    Leicestershire County Council
    Blaby District Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Harborough District Council
    Loughborough University
    East Midlands Platform

Partners

  • Melton Borough Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    British Heart Foundation
  • East Midlands Platform
    Rutland County Council
  • Safeguarding
    County Sport Network
  • Leicestershire County Council
    QUEST
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Sport England
  • Loughborough University
    Harborough District Council
  • Equality Standard
    Age UK L&R
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Leicester City Council
  • Blaby District Council