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Pétanque is a form of boules normally played on hard dirt or gravel

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An Overview of Petanque

It can also be played on grass, sand or other surfaces, with metal boules rolled or tossed to the jack.

Pétanque is a game which all can enjoy at any age and with any level of skill and the equipment is not expensive. Usually all that is required is a set of three matching boules which can be acquired from any good sports shop.


  • Develops team play, concentration, tactics and strategy


Competition class boules are sold in sets of 3 by different weights, sizes, patterns and hardness and the cost starts from around £50 a set.


The only equipment you will need is a set of boules but many clubs will be able to loan you sets as well as advise where and what boules to buy.


  • Pétanque - pronounced "pay-tank"

Find Petanque Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

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English Petanque Association

Contact Name

Flight Refuelling Petanque Club

Flight Refuelling Petanque Club, Cobham Sports & Social Club.
Merley Park Road, Ashington, Wimborne. BH21 3DA.
Club Night: Tuesday 7:00 pm for 7:30 pm start.
Training: Sunday 10:30 am.
Members: New Forest Petanque League. Twinned with Cherbourg

Parley Petanque Club

Parley Pétanque Club exists to promote the sport sometimes called French Boule.) We are ambitious as well as being friendly and competitive. Visitors and new players are welcome whether absolute beginner or more experienced players. Whatever your age or

Ferndown Leisure Centre

A leisure centre catering for all ages and abilities



Falls Prevention class



A regular class for those who have COPD, helping to keep you fit and live your life