Petanque beginners pages - an introduction

Welcome to our section "Pétanque for Beginners". I hope that the page will inspire many of you to go on to become both ardent players and supporters of this great game of Pétanque that we have come to love.Full story

Petanque for beginners: Playing equipment

In time you will need your own set of boule, but don't be in too much of a hurry to buy them yet, you may well regret your hastiness if you buy the wrong boule. Yes, you will want to own your own boule, to practise with and look after, and of course to show others that you are serious about the sport. The thing is, do you really know what you want?Full story

Top rated petanque postcards from our collection:

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Petanque for beginners: Throwing your boule

It will feel quite strange when throwing a boule for the first time with the palm of your hand facing downwards,. "Surely", you think, "if the palm of my hand faced upward I could throw a boule much more easily"? The truth is, yes, you could throw more easily, but could you throw both accurately and use the correct amount of power required?Full story

Petanque for beginners: Three main pointing throws

There are probably three main pointing throws in Pétanque:-
a.) "The High Lob" (French- la portée sometimes la plombée),
b.) "The Half Lob" (la demi portée) and
c.) "The Rolling Throw" ( la roulette).Full story

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