Pétanque is a form of boules normally played on hard dirt or gravel
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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.
- Develops team play, concentration, tactics and strategy
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.
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.
- Pétanque - pronounced "pay-tank"
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