Petanque

Get to know shortly how we mark it on the map and what is the Petanque court and what are the basic rules and regulations.

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Petanque sign - Free Sport Parks Map

Its map label: Petanque

The outdoor Petanque courts are marked on the map with a dark blue circle icon. Extra features are available (e.g. writing reviews, adding photo and video) on the data sheet at the locations marked with “i-circle”.

Features of Petanque court

The main feature of the Petanque court is that it is a well defined, long rectangular track section.

Petanque court - Budapest, Szabadság street (2nd district) - Free Sport Parks map
Petanque court - Budapest (2nd district), Szabadság street
  • Names: Petanque court
  • Court dimensions: a marked terrain is a rectangle at least 4 metres (13 ft) wide and 15 metres (49 ft) long.
  • Ground: slag / gravel
  • Opening hours: sport parks, sport courts are usually open in 0-24 hours, but there are some fenced sport places with limited opening hours (eg from sunrise to sunset, etc.) that appear at the entrance.

Always take care of the cleanliness of parks, equipments and courts and the hygiene, so next time you will be happy to do sport there! And if you notice any damage or malfunction, please report it to us as soon as possible.

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Petanque court dimensions

Dimensions and equipment

  • Playing area:
    • For tournament play, a marked terrain is a rectangle at least 4 metres (13 ft) wide and 15 metres (49 ft) long.
  • Circle:
    • In pétanque, players throw while standing in a circle. Traditionally, the circle was simply scratched in the dirt. Starting around 2005, red plastic “prefabricated” circles were introduced and are now widely used in formal games.
    • A circle drawn on the ground must be 35–50 cm (14–20 in) in diameter, while a plastic circle must have an inside diameter of 50 cm (20 in).
  • Bolues:
    • They must be hollow and made of metal (usually steel)
    • Their diameter is between 70.5 and 80 mm (2.78 and 3.15 in)
    • Their weight is between 650 and 800 g (23 and 28 oz).
  • Cochonnet:
    • The jack, or target ball, is a small ball made of wood, traditionally boxwood or beechwood, 30 mm (1.2 in) in diameter.

(Image source: Wikipedia)

Petanque court dimensions - Free Sport Parks map
Petanque court dimensions

Petanque basic rules

Out of signs and features get to know the basic rules and regulations also.

The source of these rules and more information is available on Wikipedia petanque page.

Sports Communities

Here we collect sports communities they even also offer free regular activities, training and/or consultancy at outdoor Petanque courts in Hungary. You can also suggest these kind of sports communities that you can send us by clicking the button below.

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