We all know that to become a skilled petanque player you have to actually practise. Unfortunately just talking about the game ,dringking pastis , red wine , white wine, or indeed anything else , will not improve you game much. But as practising is quite boring we have devised a game out of it.
For 2 players, to practise high-lobs.
Decide who plays first. This player draws a 50cm target circle from 6 - 10m from the throwing circle. There is no jack in this game. Players must lob into the target circle, otherwise the shot does not count and the boule thrown is removed from the game. The idea is to stay close to the target circle.
Players can agree to alternate shots, or "furthest from the circle" plays.
The winner of an end draws a new circle and the game continues.
"Game" can be to any agreed number of points.
We have done some redesigning here, and things are starting to look a bit more like 2013. The last change was back in 2005, and that was our 5th redesign. So here we are in the middle of our 6th change since 1996.
FInally there is a petanque-app for the android-users out there. And it is free. The perfect xmas-present perhaps?
We have set up a system that will publish 2 new postcards to twitter every day from petanque.org. It will not work forever of course, in only 2,5 years we will start with re-runs of cards we have already previously published on Twitter . We do have a lot of petanque-postcards here.
We have a very nice collection of postcards here on petanque.org, and all of them are about petanque of course. Currently we have more than 1750 postcards available for your enjoyment.
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