Story: Bowls, pétanque and tenpin

Pétanque in Stanley Bay, 2009

Pétanque in Stanley Bay, 2009

Using the correct technique, with her hand on top of the ball, Joan Parley throws the hollow steel pétanque ball during a game with her husband, Charles. They were playing on gravel at the Stanley Bay Bowling Club on the North Shore, Auckland. Pétanque is quite often played at bowling club greens.

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Lindsay Knight, 'Bowls, pétanque and tenpin - Pétanque', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2021)

Story by Lindsay Knight, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Jan 2015