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Petanque

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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.

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"

Partners

  • Charnwood LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
    Active Rutland
    Blaby LSA
    O&W LSA
  • H&B LSA
    Melton LSA
    NWL LSA
    Safeguarding
    Equality Standard
  • Harborough LSA
    Sport England
    County Sport Network
    Active Leicester

Partners

  • County Sport Network
    Active Leicester
  • Melton LSA
    H&B LSA
  • Safeguarding
    Blaby LSA
  • NWL LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Equality Standard
    O&W LSA
  • Sport England
    Active Rutland
  • Charnwood LSA
    Harborough LSA