Let's play boule

Parley Pétanque Club is a family-friendly Sports Club designed to promote fun through sport's best kept secret. We offer everyone the opportunity to play either recreational or competitive Pétanque in top quality facilities. Join us to see why so many people are turning to Pétanque and love to at Parley.


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 Club.


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 may vary depending on weather and the time of year.

  • Tuesdays from 13:00 - All year although dependent on weather in Winter months

  • Tuesdays from 19:00  - All welcome + Southern League matches 

  • Wednesdays from 15.00 - schools only

  • Thursdays from 10:00 -12:00 

  • Thursdays from 19:00  - NFPL league Matches

  • Saturdays from 12-13:00 will be dedicated to coaching, training and practice

  • Saturdays from 13:00 will be for competitive matches

  • Sunday from 10.00 - Fun session for everyone

Club members can play at other times as long as they respect club rules especially in regard to safe play. When the Sports and Social Club is open again there will again be the opportunity to play for a couple of hours before relaxing with a drink and a chat. For those who are interested we offer free coaching to get you going or simply to hone and improve your skills. Advance coaching sessions can be planned at any time by arrangement.

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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.

Playing Pétanque

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.


"Juniors (under 17s) are especially welcome at Parley"

Juniors membership is free

Juniors are welcome at every session and may play alongside full members. We also provide dedicated free coaching sessions on Saturdays from 12:00 to 13:00. 

Juniors from local schools who have already learned to play in school are welcome to bring their families to play and learn the game.

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 th