Welcome to The Villages Petanque Fun Club website. We are located in The Villages, Florida which is about 25 miles south of Ocala. Our club was established in September 2013. We have had over 260 residents play in our club since the formation. We play 3-4 times a week and Petanque is enjoyed by all that participate. We welcome all Villages residents to come and play Petanque with us and have fun. Some of our activities include picnics, lunches, potlucks, etc. Come and have fun with us.
PETANQUE,pronounced "pay-tonk" is one of Europe's most popular outdoor games. It is very popular in Canada by the French-Canadians. It is the French version of Bocce.
The aim to to toss or to roll a number of steel balls "boules" to a small wooden object ball called a cochonnet or piglet. Players take turns and the team that ends up closest to the target ball when all balls are played win that round. The target ball can be hit or moved at any time changing and upsetting the score of that round. Petanque is played until one team reaches a score of 13. The Fun Club usually plays 3-4 people on a team. Our courts consists of packed sand with a layer of granite on top.
No special skill is required. Adults of any age can play along with children. People with certain handicaps can also play. The game of Petanque is simple, relaxing, lots of fun and a great way to meet new friends. All village residents and their guests are invited to play with our club!!!!