Player Development

How to play

Pétanque is a sport that falls into the category of boules sports, along with Raffa, bocce, boule lyonnaise and to some degree, lawn bowls and crown green bowling. All of these sports share something in common, in that players or teams play their boules/balls towards a smaller target ball. In English, this will commonly be referred to as the Jack.

Find a Club

There are over 150 affiliated petanque clubs across England, so you should find one or more in your local area. All of our clubs welcome new players, including absolute beginners who have never played before.

Join Petanque England

Individual membership of Pétanque England is open to petanque players of all ages and abilities, and includes membership of one of our 18 Regions.
Players who do not belong to a PE-affiliated club are welcome to join as independent members of their local Region by selecting “unaffiliated” from the club list when registering.

Get Coaching

Coaching is critical to the way that we develop and improve our players. We have a coaching structure at club, regional and national level to support all levels of players, so no matter how inexperienced or experienced you are in the sport, there is always an opportunity to learn.

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