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Petanque is not an overly complicated game with regards to equipment or facilities.

And remember as per the official rules of petanque.


Article 5, Area of play and terrain rules Pétanque is played on any surface.


So get out there and play a game!



You will need a set of three boules to play petanque.

They must be metal, hollow, between 650g - 800g and between 705mm and 800 mm.

A boule should fit in your hand so you can hold it comfortably with the thumb and forefinger just touching each other in a light grip.

Don't rush into buying boules. Play a while and become comfortable playing with club boules or whatever boules you have yourself.


Once you have decided that petanque is your game, then look for a set of competition boules. Ask fellow club members for advice or a loan on how to buy a set to suit your game and hand size. 

Other Equipment

As well as a set of boules most players also look at obtaining the following.

  • a boule carrying bag,

  • a magnet on a string to pick up boules if you have difficulties reaching down ,

  • a game score recorder,

  • and a small tape measure (2-3m is ample) 

Capital Petanque Club - Measuring
Capital Petanque Club - Club Shirts

Club Apparel

Club uniforms are not required to play socially but are usually required when playing in competitions either in Canberra or Interstate.

We have numerous options including screen printed or embroided, mens and ladies fit and long or short sleeved.

Club Membership

You're invited to come and try petanque for 3 sessions before deciding to join the club.

To join just download a membership application and bring it on a Sunday. Contact the secretary or treasurer if you have any questions.  Annual Membership Fees for 2023/24 are Adult - $80, Under 18 - $35, Non-playing social member $40 . (Mid-year joining discounts apply.)

The fees include membership of the club and the Petanque Federation of Australia (PFA). PFA affiliation provides insurances for club events and allows members to play in PFA sanctioned competitions.

Capital Petanque Club
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