The may holidays turned out to be quite hard-working days for Russian sportsmen. The training rhythm was given by the best specialists from France: Claude Azema (General Secretary of International Federation of Petanque and Jeu Provancal) and Claude Raluy (President of International Educaqtional Petanque Center), that seemed thrilling and terrible at the same time to most of the players.
The training began in the early morning and lasted till the evening, It included the theoretical part and many practical exercises, one of the days were completely devoted to the details of strategy and tactics of the game, to the nuances of the international rules.
As the result of hard trainings the great workshop-base of the different kinds of troughs and techniques for pointing and shooting was created and worked out. All the sportsmen were officially certified of passing the training.
Some players joke that the trainers broke their hands working on the balance and twisting, they took our boules, moved the jacks, etc? but that was very effective?and it was really good time!
We have done some redesigning here, and things are starting to look a bit more like 2013. The last change was back in 2005, and that was our 5th redesign. So here we are in the middle of our 6th change since 1996.
FInally there is a petanque-app for the android-users out there. And it is free. The perfect xmas-present perhaps?
We have set up a system that will publish 2 new postcards to twitter every day from petanque.org. It will not work forever of course, in only 2,5 years we will start with re-runs of cards we have already previously published on Twitter . We do have a lot of petanque-postcards here.
We have a very nice collection of postcards here on petanque.org, and all of them are about petanque of course. Currently we have more than 1750 postcards available for your enjoyment.
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