The best place to start if you want to try Pétanque for the first time is to contact one of our clubs. There are clubs everywhere. Many only play socially or perhaps in small local leagues. Others, i.e., Clubs registering with Pétanque England offer you access to everything the National Body offers including enhanced insurance, support, advice and free coaching. Becoming a member of Pétanque England is not expensive but allows you to join the Pétanque community, support our international players and enjoy everything the sport has to offer. If you are unsure, do contact us we would love to help introduce you to our sport.
Remember, from social play to more serious competition, there’s something on offer for everyone and many of our clubs have coaches who would be delighted to teach you the basics. All our elite international level players started at grassroots level and who knows, you could be representing our country in the future!
Pétanque people are friendly people, and we have a highly accessible sport that can be enjoyed by all ages. There are clubs in all regions of England, so wherever you live you should be able to find somewhere to play and we can also help you set up a club of your own.