Rules to play Petanque
Pointer or shooter
After a while, most players start to specialize in either pointing or shooting.
To point means to close in on the aim ball with precision, and to place your boule in a tactical position. This is commonly achieved by lobbing the boule. After hitting the ground, it will roll the remaining feet and inches.
A shooter on the other hand will directly aim for an opponent boule to knock it out. When hit accurately, the arriving boule will actually replace the other one. Its a spectacular sight, and known as a carreau, the perfect shot. In triplettes teams of 3 players one will generally also find an all round player milieu, who is good in both pointing and shooting. His her skills we be called upon when one of the other two players is out of boules.