The Las Vegas Petanque Club is located in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Newcomers welcome! Come and join us! We have guest boules and a free introductory lesson for beginners! Players of all ages and levels are welcome. Our matches are friendly, competitive, and highly enjoyable.
|If you love to play petanque, come play with us!
Did you know there are nearly 3,000 French people living in Las Vegas?
Show up and get ready to play!
|Si vous aimez jouer à la pétanque, venez faire une partie avec nous!
Savez-vous qu’il y a presque 3,000 Français qui habitent Las Vegas?
Venez et attendez-vous à jouer!
What is petanque?
Petanque, pronounced “pay-tonk”, one of Europe’s most popular outdoor games, is a cousin of both horseshoes and of the Italian bowling game called ‘bocce’. The game originated in the South of France 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 the “jack” or “cochonnet” (French for “piglet”). Players take turns and the team that ends up nearest to the target ball when all balls are played, wins.
Unlike horseshoes, where the target stake is fixed, petanque’s target ball may be hit and moved at any time, which can completely upset the score at the last second. And whereas 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.
For short videos introducing the game, see the “All About Petanque” FAQs page.
Further information and useful links
- For comments or questions, you can reach us via our CONTACT page.
- To come down to play, visit our When and where we play page.
- For information about all aspects of the game, visit Petanque Portal USA