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.

Covid 19 - Rule of Six

Whilst the Government has decided to introduce the rule of 6 for everyone, Pétanque as a National Sport is  exempt when played within agreed guidelines. We are able to play again although if members take appropriate measures to protect themselves and others

Please see our new day and times for playing in small groups.

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. 

"Amateurs call
it genius. Masters call it practice"

Thierry Henry


If you are worried about playing in larger groups please see options for playing in small groups each week and at difference venues


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.


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

Wednesday at 10:00 at Ferndown Redgra, ( behind Ferndown Leisure Centre)* NEW

Thursdays from 10:00 at Parley *NEW

Thursdays from 19:00 

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.

Playing Pétanque


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 winner David Plaistow
David won the 2020 singles beating Alex Hepburn 2-1 in the final. Well done David. Picture and score in the Blog


Parley Club Doubles

6 doubles teams competed in the parley Doubles on September 5th in beautiful weather.

Winners on the day were Alex Hepburn and Tom Wilson who went through the day undefeated. A full report can be found in the blog.

Parley Family Doubles Played

Saturday 15th August

Was won by Keith and Margaret Summers - Congratulations

for a fuller report please go to our Blog

Comments and Questions

Please feel free to leave a comment or questions about our website

"I never lose.
I either win or I learn"

Nelson Mandela



"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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275 Christchurch Road West Parley United Kingdom BH22 8SQ