We can be found at the purpose built Pétanque courts on Calle Pizarro in the Magnolias zone on Cumbre del Sol.
We play every Wednesday at 10.00 for about 90 minutes and then have a coffee afterwards at Sabores restaurant (by Mercadona).
We always welcome new players of any standard. We can provide equipment for beginners if you would like to try it out. The rules are quite straight forward and colleagues will guide you through techniques and tactics to help you quickly pick up the basics. If you would like more information or wish to register your interest in playing please contact Mark using the email link below.
What is Pétanque?
Pétanque (in French) is a form of boules where the goal is to throw metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet or Jack.
The object of the game is to throw your balls – usually with an arched back-spin – so that they land closer to the small object ball (jack) than those of your opponent, or strike and drive the object ball toward your other balls and away from your opponent’s.
The only really essential equipment is a set of steel boules (three minimum). A set costs anywhere from 12 euros upwards from most Chinese shops. However come along and try a game first to see if you want to join the group, and buy your own set after that if you do then decide to join.