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Pen-Y-Coed Petanque

Petanque Boule Shop

and Mail Order Sales Office
Up Street, Bardwell,
Nr, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, 
IP31 1AA



Tel 01359 250829

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Updated 3rd August 2020

Our shop is now open on appointment only basis

Our petanque shop is now open again after the lockdown. We are taking slightly different precautions than normal to safeguard our customers. We are usually a walk in shop but we feel it is only right to change this to appointment only for a while. This will enable us to provide our usual service and care without fear of other customers coming to the shop and having to wait. We appreciate many of our customers travel miles to reach our destination shop. In the past, customers facing a queue have retreated to the Dun Cow Public House across the road but they have varied opening hours.


Our shop has toilet and hand washing facilities and we have personal protection equipment to wear when we are serving you. You require your own personal protection during the shopping visit we please ask you to bring it with you.


We understand these are difficult times.


Once we can return to normal we will let you know and if you have any questions we will be happy to help as always. Appointments can be made by telephone or e mail to the usual contact details.


Phil and Marion

If you have any questions please contact us on  01359 250829 or email

2020 PETANQUE COMPETITIONS AND FIXTURES AND CLUB NEWS These dates are all cancelled due to Virus planning situations at local level




2ndAnglia Over 55 Pairs British Sugar Sports and Social Club Bury St Edmunds


8thto 9th Home Nations Troon Scotland


8th Kath Watts Memorial Pairs The Cottage Thunder Lane Norwich


9th Chiltern v Norfolk


16th    Anglia Gin Trap Charity Pairs The Cottage Thunder Lane Norwich

16thCoates Village Open Petanque Doubles Sunday 16th August 2020 It’s the big ONE! Regularly attracting over 100 teams this doubles event brings together some of the best teams in the country together with league, club and fun players. A unique annual opportunity, established in 1994 to play on gravel driveways in the village of Coates, centered at and around the Vine Public House. PE7 2BJ. This unique event is challenging as well as great fun. Hog roast, ice creams as well as food from the Pub or local shop make it a superb day to meet old and new friends in a village atmosphere. Bring a picnic and enjoy the village green. If you have never played here it is a must enter event. Entry is required in advance.

5 games + final Registration 9-30am. Entries must be received with fee by 7th August to: Phil Hichens 3 Grebe Close, Whittlesey, Peterborough PE7 1UU. For further information: Email Cheques made payable to Coates Petanque. Entry fee £12 per team



6th Bob Bruce Memorial Pairs and '51' PC 40th Anniversary celebrations. 6th September at Gt Ellingham Recreation Centre.


12th to 13thInter Regional Hayling Island

17th CEP Singles/Doubles/Mixed Doubles European Championships @ Riga, Latvia

27th Anglia Fixed Coche Pairs       Burwell



1stCEP Espoirs & Juniors European Championships @ Saint-Pierre-les-Elbeuf, France

3rd Petanque England Champion of Champions Doubles Rainworth PC

4th Petanque England Champion of Champions Triples Rainworth PC

18th Norfolk v Suffolk Venue TBA


Please check with organiser's as competitions are subject to change and maybe limited on numbers or licence holders only

PS  Keep an eye on our page of the month as the fixtures will soon be coming in thick and fast for the tournaments next year. If you are organising competitions please let us know and we will put them on our site free of charge.

Also has all the coaching tips featured on these pages from the past


This new section is designed to promote clubs and their activities as well as contacts.

The Carnoustie Petanque Club, situated at The Aboukir Hotel, 38 Ireland Street, Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland DD7 6AT (entrance off Arbroath Road).
Affiliated to the Scottish Petanque Association.
The Club playing times are: Tuesdays & Thursdays  2pm to 4pm and Wednesdays 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Visitors welcome.
Contacts are: Chairman- Harry Ritchie, tel; 01241-852281    e-mail:
                Secretary John Davidson, tel: 01241-853666   e-mail:

If you would like your club here please ask. During holidays petanque players love to pop into local clubs to have a game or two!

Welcome to March 2020 coaching tip from Pen-Y-Coed Petanque. Our series is aimed to help you enjoy the game of Petanque and win more games.


Petanque. The landing spot.

The landing spot or Donne is a key part of petanque and can cause a lot of issues.  The resting place of your boule is the result of landing in the right place. When coaching I never use a jack for the first sessions. I use circles of string laid on the ground so the players can hit the target area. If they manage to hit the target area I will then draw their attention to where their boule have stopped. Generally they are all in the same place.

Once you transfer your focus is on the donne it will enable you to play through gaps and choose routes to the target area. You will miss boule that are in the way and rough ground. You can adjust the height of your throw to miss these obstacles.  The jack is not the target. It marks where the target is at the moment you throw. It could move anywhere. Sometimes you just need to focus on the scoring zone and so the jack again is not the target but an area near it is. I know it sounds confusing but get some string circles about 25cm diameter and just practice landing in them. Then place a jack on the piste and place the circles where you think you should land to get near the jack. If the boule does not go near the jack, move the string circle until landing in the string circle will get your boule near the jack. Then take the string circle away and focus on the landing spot rather than the jack and hey presto! It is just a mind set but all the top players use this technique.

Good Luck

Phil Boarder

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