Your pitch is what you are!

Liza Moran & Francois Moser

The way you cast your pétanque boule tells a lot about your personality. We all have a  characteristic pitch, but some of us show more style than others.

This does not necessarily mean that an awkward pitcher is a lesser player than a more elegant individual. While always pleasing, flash is not everything. Some less graceful contenders don’t look cool, but never fail to deliver the goods.

As a photographer, I would lie if I told you that it does not make any difference to me. To be candid, I favor elegant shots where a player stretches his physical ability and when his face reflects his effort. Everybody likes drama, isn’t it?

But your personal style is programmed by your genes and there is very little you can do about it. Ultimately though, results are what counts, and an awkward win is always better than a flashy loss.

The nice thing about the game of pétanque is that there is practically no age limit. You can almost play from crib to grave and I have witnessed players over 90 who are still energetically tossing the boule.

“Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.” — Jackie Joyner-Kersee

I have put together a small collection of pictures that I took over the last 10 years and I challenge you to select the player(s) with the most eye-catching appeal.

I will personally deliver a Golden Cochonnet and a warm “abrazo” to the lucky winner.


Click on the “My Photos” link located on the right side of this page to see the pictures. For best viewing, go Full Screen.

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