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Welcome and Bonjour! Discover Petanque! Easy to play. A challenge to master!
A fun, family, social, sometimes competitive, game. Throw balls at a Pig on roughly level ground. Have fun with friends and family around. Boules is cool. Want Petanque! Meet. Compete. Drink. Eat.
Beginners /all ages/skill levels welcome! Free to start. Friendly, free, instruction. Loaner Boules often available. Learn more at http://www.atlpetanqueleague.com about socials, challenges and fun events!

First 3 games free within 45 days then membership fee is $70.00 annually or pay to play $10.00 per visit. Student rate: $25.00 annually. Pétanque: The French game with the fun name!

Peter Gibson, Founder Atlanta Petanque League gibsonpeterg33@gmail.com or peter.gibson@harrynorman.com

Atlanta Pétanque League Member Clubs:

Roswell Petanque Club - Captain, Peter Gibson

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday 10am to noon or later. Sunday pick-up games TBD

Location: 830 Grimes Bridge Road, Roswell. Courts on left as you enter.

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Hanover West Boules Club - Captain, Jim Askren

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday and Sundays at 1.30pm. Jim Askren leads this Club.

Location: 1334 Hanover West Drive, NW Atlanta GA 30327

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Marietta DDF Club - Captain, Eric Nicolas

Every Saturday 2pm to 5pm or later. Thursday 7pm

Location: 277 S. Marietta Parkway SW., Marietta GA 30064

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Petanque, pronounced "pay-tonk" began in the Provence area of France in 1910. Similar to ‘bocce’ where you roll large balls close to the small target ball, with Petanque (also known as “Boules”) you throw metal balls, while standing, or crouching, with both feet on the ground.

Toss, or roll hollow steel balls ("boules") close to the wood target ball, a "but" or "cochonnet" (French for "piglet"). Take turns and the team that gets closest to the target ball when all balls are played, wins. The target ball can be hit and moved at any time and totally change the game.
‘Bocce' needs a smooth, prepared court with markers and sideboards; Petanque can be played on most outdoor surfaces - on roughly level ground, with no setup!

All you need to know about Petanque: petanque.wordpress.com/about

I got hooked on Petanque after competing in the Petanque Amelia Island 2017 Open with my French and Belgian friends, My wife and I discovered there are no Petanque Clubs in Atlanta, but a lot of international ex-pats and Americans who love to play. Now, Atlanta has a way to play this always fun, often frustrating, French game. Boules is cool.

The Atlanta Petanque League's goal is to provide the structure and support for local Petanque Clubs, around Atlanta, to have fun and Want Petanque! Membership fees include club start-up and marketing support, initial coaching, inclusion in competitive league challenge games and tournaments, social events and membership in Federation Petanque USA.

Team Isabelle Gibson, Harry Norman Realtors, is the primary sponsor of the League.

Contact Peter Gibson, Founder of Atlanta Petanque League, to learn how to form your own club - so other clubs forming can have teams to play against!
Contact Peter Gibson: gibsonpeterg33@gmail.com or 770-317-1009

The French game with the fun name! Throw balls at a Pig on roughly level ground. Have fun with friends around. Easy to play. A challenge to master! Meet. Compete. Drink. Eat. Boules is Cool.

Upcoming events (5)

Petanque at Hanover West Park

1328 Hanover W Dr NW

Two courts (divide one in half) accept up to 12 players. RSVP TO [masked]. Other play as unscheduled pick-up games any time. Hanover West Drive and HW Court intersection. Rookies welcome. Free instruction. Loaner Boules available upon notice. No fees for regular play here.

Petanque in various locations around North Atlanta

Needs a location

Discover Petanque: Easy to play, but a challenge to master. A fun, social, sometimes competitive, game. Beginners and all ages/skill levels welcome! We have loaner boules, and we'll provide free instruction. And if you're not sure whether you'll like it, you're welcome to come and watch. We play regularly, but locations may change on certain days based on scheduled challenges, tournaments, or weather conditions. For the most current information on schedule and locations, see https://atlpetanqueleague.com/calendar/apl/ Locations: - Oxbo Rd in Roswell on the shaded path by the river. - Hanover West in North Atlanta under some nice shade trees. - Doceur de France in Marietta (courts in the back by the railroad tracks). - Roswell Adult Recreation Center in Roswell. (Note: Court is reserved for Bocce M/W/F mornings) Petanque, pronounced "pay-tonk,” is a French game similar to Bocce. From a standing or crouching position, you throw metal balls, called boules, at a small wooden target ball, called a "cochonnet" (French for "piglet”). Take turns, and the team that gets closest to the target ball when all balls are played, wins points. The target ball can be hit and moved at any time and totally change the game. The first team to score 13 points wins the game. While Bocce is normally played on a smooth, prepared court, Petanque can be played on most relatively level, outdoor surfaces that allow some level of rolling: usually gravel or sand. Boules are usually available at scheduled practices, but if you have your own, bring them. Please wear shoes that protect your toes. Most guests enjoy the social atmosphere of the game, and after playing several times, they realize the benefits of joining the APL (Only $70 per year) to benefit from communication via our private WhatsApp group, and the ability to join in the challenge games - held more and more frequently as the League grows. You can RSVP on this Meetup site if you want to let us know you're coming, but don’t be discouraged by the small number of Meetup replies: Most of our members just show up without confirming in Meetup, and we use Meetup primarily to attract new people to the game. To learn more about Petanque, see https://petanque.wordpress.com/about/ or search YouTube. To learn more about the Atlanta Petanque League, and to see a current schedule of events and their locations, see https://atlpetanqueleague.com/

Petanque at Hanover West Park

1328 Hanover W Dr NW

Two courts (divide one in half) accept up to 12 players. RSVP TO [masked]. Other play as unscheduled pick-up games any time. Hanover West Drive and HW Court intersection. Rookies welcome. Free instruction. Loaner Boules available upon notice. No fees for regular play here but must be an APL member for sanctioned competition.

Petanque in various locations around North Atlanta

Needs a location

Discover Petanque: Easy to play, but a challenge to master. A fun, social, sometimes competitive, game. Beginners and all ages/skill levels welcome! We have loaner boules, and we'll provide free instruction. And if you're not sure whether you'll like it, you're welcome to come and watch. We play regularly, but locations may change on certain days based on scheduled challenges, tournaments, or weather conditions. For the most current information on schedule and locations, see https://atlpetanqueleague.com/calendar/apl/ Locations: - Oxbo Rd in Roswell on the shaded path by the river. - Hanover West in North Atlanta under some nice shade trees. - Doceur de France in Marietta (courts in the back by the railroad tracks). - Roswell Adult Recreation Center in Roswell. (Note: Court is reserved for Bocce M/W/F mornings) Petanque, pronounced "pay-tonk,” is a French game similar to Bocce. From a standing or crouching position, you throw metal balls, called boules, at a small wooden target ball, called a "cochonnet" (French for "piglet”). Take turns, and the team that gets closest to the target ball when all balls are played, wins points. The target ball can be hit and moved at any time and totally change the game. The first team to score 13 points wins the game. While Bocce is normally played on a smooth, prepared court, Petanque can be played on most relatively level, outdoor surfaces that allow some level of rolling: usually gravel or sand. Boules are usually available at scheduled practices, but if you have your own, bring them. Please wear shoes that protect your toes. Most guests enjoy the social atmosphere of the game, and after playing several times, they realize the benefits of joining the APL (Only $70 per year) to benefit from communication via our private WhatsApp group, and the ability to join in the challenge games - held more and more frequently as the League grows. You can RSVP on this Meetup site if you want to let us know you're coming, but don’t be discouraged by the small number of Meetup replies: Most of our members just show up without confirming in Meetup, and we use Meetup primarily to attract new people to the game. To learn more about Petanque, see https://petanque.wordpress.com/about/ or search YouTube. To learn more about the Atlanta Petanque League, and to see a current schedule of events and their locations, see https://atlpetanqueleague.com/

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