Did you know that we have Petanque at the Village Hall?!
If you don't know, Petanque falls into the boules category, along with lawn bowls, crown green bowling and boules.
Petanque is played with hollow steel balls known as boules, and a small wooden target ball or jack. The game is usually played on a gravel-topped terrain at least 12m long, however, this doesn't need to be a purpose-built area and petanque can be played informally on many other types of surface, such as a sandy beach.
All boules must be thrown from within the starting circle and with both feet on the ground. The player attempts to throw the boule so that it lands as close to the jack as possible it is okay to hit the jack. The player must remain inside the circle until the boule has landed.