Petanque is a relatively inexpensive and highly social sport that can be enjoyed by young and old. In Britain, it tends to be played at sports clubs or public houses, largely during the warmer months of the year, although in England there is a basic indoor ‘Boulodrome’ at Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire for winter play.
It involves a combination of skill, tactics, psychology and teamplay. This turns the sport into quite a complex test that really makes it fun and often challenging to master.
It’s very easy to try out and get the ‘pétanque bug’. Playing opportunities exist from novices up to international standard. Many of the top international players in Britain started simply by playing at a social or local league level. Coaching is offered to those that would like it, offered by clubs, regions or the national associations.
The best way to get involved in pétanque is to try it out! You can find your local contacts by visiting the websites of the national associations in England, Scotland and Wales. Or you can contact us here at Positivepetanque and we will try and help you start playing.