I know that Petanque is not physically as intense as Football, but I can tell you that as soon as you give it a shot, it becomes quite addictive. After pouring 500lbs of play sand in my driveway to set the play area, teams were set and the game was on the way.
Not sure with Petanque ball is the closest on that play?
It is not required to play with a drink in your non throwing hand but it helps building your confidence.
Thanks Harry for raking the area in between games!!