Group bookings

Pétanque offers a friendly, relaxing and enjoyable activity with a difference for any local organisation or social club. In the past we have been pleased to host groups such as the U3A (University of the Third Age), Rotary Clubs, Lions, Round Tables, WIs, other sports clubs and office parties.

Any enquiries about group bookings should be made to: Roger Greenhalgh at the following address:
During the present crisis we are not able to accept bookings from outside groups but hope to in the future.

Prior knowledge or experience of the game is not important. The club will provide one or more supervisors to explain the basic rules of the game and demonstrate how the boule is held and thrown. The usual format is for the supervisors to organise an informal melee where teams are selected at random from the visiting group and three rounds of games each lasting about 40 minutes are played in a session. The time spent on the terrain is therefore between 2 and 2½ hours.

We ask for a minimum of 10 people per booking, but the ideal size of a group is 12 or more players. Appropriate footwear should be worn - trainers are recommended - no high heels!

A small temporary membership charge is made for each visitor and a non-returnable deposit is required to secure each booking.