Petanque – Bringing People Together

Petanque pronounced “pay-TONK” is one of Europe most popular outdoor games.  It is widely played by British people who go to France and Spain for their holidays but did you know that there are petanque clubs dotted around Britain.

One such club is the Isca Petanque Club based at the Isca Centre in Summer Lane Exeter. Hard surfaces like concrete, asphalt, soft sand or long grass are not recommended to play on but at the Isca site you will find a purpose built terrain on which to play.

The basic aim of the game is to toss, or roll a number of hollow steel balls “boules” as close as possible to a small wooden target ball called the “jack”. Players take turns and the team that ends up nearest to the jack when all boules are played, wins.

It’s as simple as that or is it?

If you feel like you would like to try why not come along to a club night on either a Wednesday or Friday evening. Play
normally starts at 7.30 p.m. with players arriving from 7.00 p.m. onwards. Play normally runs until about 9.00 p.m. after which you can use the facilities at the Isca Centre for a drink and a chat. Toilet facilities are available at the Isca Centre






  • Isca Petanque Club

    The home of Petanque in Exeter


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