Petanque for all ages
8:01am Thursday 5th September 2013 in Sport
PETANQUE is truly a game for all ages and last weekend executive members from the Welsh Pétanque Association, including president Jean-Yves Robic, of Penarth, and national coach Peter Beresford, visited a residential home in Ruthin, North Wales, where two pistes have been developed in the grounds for residents and families to be able to participate in the sport.
The pistes have been constructed of local material with a topping of crushed slate, which was found to be quite testing.
The purpose of the visit was to give residents and visitors direction on how to play, to demonstrate the various techniques required and to help them discover a new sport where anyone can be slightly (or more if you want!) competitive and gain useful exercise.
After a demonstration game by the visitors, a couple of games of triples were organised between the residents, who by this time were keen to put into practice what they had learnt from coaching sessions.
Anyone wishing to learn more about the sport can visit www.welshpetanque.org.uk to find the location of their nearest club.