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. For those who are interested we offer free coaching to get you going or simply to hone and improve your skills. Coaching sessions can be planned at any time by arrangement.
If you are new to the game you will find it easy to learn and you can quickly develop 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"
Club competitions are about to start. See the competition pages on this website.
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.
This year's competitions have been curtailed by the Corona Virus but we are now able to run our in house competitions. Entry is free for full members. Social members entry is £1
Parley Singles 2020 running July. August & Sept
Entries are now closed.
With only eight entries we have drawn two groups. You will play everybody in your group i.e. three matches, best of 3 games to 13 points. Arrange the time and date between you.
Final will be played by the winner of group A against winner of group B
Parley Family Doubles Saturday 15th August
Competitions purely for family doubles.
Enter Now. Message Tom via email or using the contact form on this website. Make sure your form says PARTNER DOUBLES
RULES: Matches are one game (13) only commencing at 10:30am
Club Doubles competition will be drawn very soon. You can enter today.
Send Tom your entry via email or the contact form on this website. Entry is free.
All matches are one game only. The draw will be made on Friday 24th July
RULES: Matches are one game (13) only,
Matches to be played on Saturday 1st of August commencing at 10:30am
Parley Club Doubles Saturday August 1st
2019 Finalists of Parley Singles
Alex Hepburn (right) beat Ray Stanton 13-9
Comments and Questions
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
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A special thanks to Jo at Lifestyle Living. Together we aim to have a positive impact on our community.
Parley's trophies are always
produced by Vinny's of Winton