Petanque is foremost a social game. We are a mixed bunch of folk who currently meet every Tuesday and Thursday at the Petanque Terrain next to the Sports Centre from 1.30 in the Winter and 2-00 in the Summer, rain or shine and play for about two hours.
It is a relatively cheap sport with a set of leisure boules costing about £15 from supermarkets. However, it is not long before players want their own professional boules which are designed to be the correct weight, size and composition to suit the player and their style of play. These boules can cost from £50.
As players improve they tend to become a little more competitive so in December 2018 we entered the Devon League. Yes Wellington is in Somerset but so is Bath and other towns miles to the East, North and South of Wellington whereas the Devon league has allowed us to play teams a little closer like Honiton, Exeter, Ottery St Mary and further afield like Plymouth and Westward Ho! We have discovered we have a lot to learn as the results will show elsewhere on this site. We enter next years competition in the knowledge we can only improve.