Welcome to Parley Pétanque Club where we offer people of all ages and abilities the chance to play Pétanque in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere.
We welcome visitors and guests at our regular Tuesday and Saturday afternoon sessions from 13:00. If you are new to the game you will find it easy to learn and you can quickly develop your skills. For those who are interested we offer free coaching to get you going or simply to hone and improve your skills.
Why not come and have a go. You will always find a welcome here at Parley Pétanque.
it genius. Masters call it practice"
ABOUT OUR CLUB
Located in West Parley, Dorset, Parley Pétanque Club is situated at Parley Sports and Social Club behind the Memorial Hall and near the Curlew Public house just 400m from West Parley crossroads on the Christchurch Road.
We began life in 2014 enjoying steady growth and success in local leagues. We welcome everyone and offer all sorts of opportunities to play from monthly Melees to formal singles, doubles and triples competitions. Members take part in events at other clubs and some compete in National and Regional Competitions.
Playing times vary depending on weather and the time of year. Times are:
Tuesdays from 13:00
Thursdays from 19:00 See information about Corona Virus_ CoVid-19
Fridays from 10:00
Saturdays from 13:00
Often people play on Sunday mornings from 10:30 if there are a group wishing to play. At the moment the Sports and Social Club is not open however when it is we normally play for a couple of hours before relaxing with a drink and a chat.
Pétanque is, perhaps, the only sport where age and gender has no bearing on the quality of the game. It is a very simple game to learn but also a very technical game. Everyone can succeed to some level. You are welcome to bring family and friends to see what a wonderful inclusive sport this is. Our players come from across West Parley, Ferndown, Bournemouth, Poole and even Hampshire.
On your first visits our members will be happy to help you understand the game and learn the skills necessary to enjoy it at all levels. We have a qualified club coach available to support you when things are not going quite according to plan and for the most ambitious you can join us and take part in local, regional or national competitions.
Did you know?
When playing Pétanque you do not take turns to throw. You only throw your boule when your opponent has a boule closer to the jack (coche) than you do.
Although we do run some internal and social competitions some of our members like to take part in local leagues. Others compete in National and Regional Competitions. Results of these games and league tables can be found here.
New Forest Petanque League Fixtures 2019
New Forest League Table
Division Two Champions 2019
Parley Club Singles
Please feel free to leave a comment or questions about our website
"I never lose.
I either win or I learn"
"Juniors (under 18s) are also welcome at Parley"
During school holidays we run Pétanque sessions for everyone from 7-16 and provide dedicated free coaching sessions on Saturdays from 12:00 to 13:00. Come back here to see times and details soon.
Juniors from local schools who have already learned to play in school are welcome to stay and play with senior members after junior coaching sessions.
Juniors who join Parley Pétanque Club are automatically accepted into the Southern Pétanque Association and then eligible to play in local, regional and national competitions.
In 2018 one of our juniors won the English Junior Singles title and was later promoted to the English Junior International Squad. Sally also plays regularly in league matches for Parley. Everyone playing at Parley has the opportunity to go as far as they want.
All Parley coaches and volunteers working with juniors are DBS cleared and work to the highest standards. Our policies can be found under members info.
If you can hold a ball you can play the game
How to Find Us
Parley Country Club, 275 Christchurch Rd, West Parley, Ferndown, BH22 8SQ, UK
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