Here is the file for our petanque club handouts. It is in the public domain. Feel free to download and modify it for your own club.
- SIDE #1 — petanque club handout (docx – Microsoft Word format)
- SIDE #2 — La Petanca (in Spanish) (pdf)
When we are playing in the park and we see someone standing and watching (basically, looking interested), we approach them with a smile, say “It’s called pay-TONK”, and give them a handout. Most people are happy to get the handout and to learn a bit about the game.
Sometimes we get new players this way, but the primary benefit of the handouts is to build community understanding and good-will. The handouts can also be pinned to bulletin boards and used as letters of introduction.
Our handout consists of a single sheet of paper, printed on both sides using a computer printer. We print a bunch of copies of file #1. Then we take the printed pages and feed them through the printer again to print file #2 on the other side of the paper. File #1 has a four-fold format that is easy to fold and small enough to fit in a shirt pocket.
Our town, Tucson, is a bicultural city, so file #2 is in Spanish. But the two sides are completely independent of each other, so for your club you could use our file #1 for one side and use your own file for the other side (or simply leave it blank).
The file for side #1 is in docx format. After you download the file, you can use Microsoft Word to edit the file and change “Tucson Petanque Club” to the name of your own club. The name of the club appears three times in the handout, but only on the first (leftmost) fold.
Fold the handout so that it looks like a capital “M”. This makes it pop open easily to show both printed sides. Note that the left-to-right layout also works well on an unfolded sheet of paper, so you don’t actually need to fold it.