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What is Petanque?

P├ętanque 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

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

Partners

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

Partners

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