Leader: Chris Murden
Pétanque is an outdoor sport that falls into the category of boules sports, along with raffa, bocce, boule lyonnaise, lawn bowls and crown green bowling. All of these sports share something in common, in that players or teams play their boules/balls towards a target ball.
In Pétanque the objective is to score points by having boules closer to the target than your opponent after all boules have been thrown. This is achieved by projecting boules closer to the target, called a cochonnet, or by hitting the opponents' boules away from the target, while standing inside a circle with both feet on the ground.
The game is normally played on hard dirt or gravel. It can be played in public areas in parks, or in dedicated facilities called boulodromes.
Sessions, (currently ad hoc) are held at The Air Hostess Pub, Tollerton. Other venues, such as the Red Lion Pub at Kegworth are being investigated.
If you are interested in joining the group contact Chris Murden via the link on the top right of this page to arrange a visit to a 1 hour "taster session", with the option of a longer game if wanted.
Spectators are also welcome.