Petanque, pronounced "pay-tahnk", one of Europe's most popular outdoor games, is a distant relative of horseshoes, and a first cousin of the Italian 'bocce'. The game originated in Provence in the early 1900's. The aim is to toss, or roll a number of hollow steel balls ("boules") as close as possible to a small wooden target ball, called "but" or "cochonnet" (meaning "piglet" in French). Players take turns and the team that ends up nearest to the target ball when all balls are played, wins. Unlike horseshoes, where the aim stake is fixed, petanques' target ball may be hit at any time, which can completely turn around the score at the last second. And whereas the official bocce rules call for a smooth, prepared court with markers and sideboards, petanque can be played on most outdoor surfaces, without any setup.
No special skill is required, adults can play with children, and the equipment is inexpensive. The game of petanque is simple, relaxing, lots of fun, and a perfect way to make new friends. Last but not least, petanque can be - and usually is - played while enjoying a cool drink (the French will often go for pastis) and some tasty snacks! No wonder this extremely pleasant game is rapidly gaining popularity worldwide.
Petanque Boules and Accessories Suppliers
The basics of Competition Boules
The most important part is that you have a good hold on the boule: 72, 73 & 74 mm correspond to the average hand sizes.
The specifics of Competition Boules
Official Regulation Size & Weight
Article 2 of the International Rules of Petanque reads as follows:
About Us & Contact
We have been selling Petanque boules & equipment by mail order in the Sabah and Sarawak since Jan 2000. Our goal is to make petanque as popular in the Malaysia as it is in many other countries, one player at a time. Most encouraging is the growing amount of repeat orders, which proves that our boules do not end up in garages or attics as a fad, but are enjoyed by friends, family and neighbors as well, who in turn want their own set of boules. We will do whatever we can to help, advise and accommodate you.Don't hesitate to call us for any queries you may have. If we are not immediately available, do leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.