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Shipley Petanque Club


19th Apr 2016

Shipley Petanque Club

A new petanque club has opened in Shipley. The club meets at Shipley football ground on Tuesday mornings from 11:00 and there's a social aspect to the club too utilising the football club's pavilion. All equipment is provided and For more information, you contact them here, or email  info@horshamshipleycommunityproject.org

Pétanque is a form of boules where the goal is to throw hollow metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden jack 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. Similar games are bocce, bowls and (adapted to ice) curling. The current form of the game originated in 1907 or 1910 in La Ciotat, in Provence, France.