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Some General Background

For anyone who wants a very brief introduction to the game of pétanque, where it originated, and how got it started in the UK, and the importance of the Regional structure, some brief snippets are included.  There is also some background to Southampton City Pétanque Club, telling a little of how and why it started, why it moved to become part of the West Southampton Sports Club, why the affiliation to Millbrook Rugby Club came about, how our terrain and clubhouse are managed, what our club has to offer and how much it costs to belong, something of our twinning arrangement, and details of our achievements during the current season.  Finally, there is a "beginner's guide" on the basics of the game, and a complete reproduction of the Rules of the game as adopted by the FIPJP, in the international English version produced by the BPF.  Just click a link, and read on!

A history of pétanque in 10½ lines

Pétanque in the UK

The Southern Region of the EPA

Useful Links

How to play pétanque



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