Petanque is both a fun social activity and a competitive sport. It can be played in the backyard, a park and competitively up to world championship level. Petanque is played on a Piste. It is a game for everyone, where grandparents and children can play on equal terms, as neither age, gender nor ability matter. All that is required is an area of firm ground, a set of metal balls, called boules, a jack, called a cochonnet and, most importantly, a sense of fun. Players can enrol for both days if they wish.