It is a fact that in France relatively few women play pétanque.
But those who do are amazing: I saw this lady at a tournament in St Rémy de Provence last week kicking some real butt!
It was a tête-à-tête tournament (one on one) , and she eliminated one guy after another.
Zooming out: all the spectators were men!
In the US the ratio men/women is almost 50/50 and we'll have lots of mixed teams at the Miami tournament.