Tuesday, 26 September 2017

National championship of petanque

Senior triplettes (teams of three players over fifty) are signing on this morning for the French national championships. To be held over the next three days at Porte-Barcares, near Perpignan, the event is expected to attract over 400 participants. The game is the tenth most popular sport in France and attracts players of all ages. For seniors it is said to help maintain physical fitness, hand and eye coordination and concentration; many Taglines readers who play regularly can attest that coming up against some French octogenarian is no guarantee of a win - usually just the opposite.
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