Pen-Y-Coed Petanque Online

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

If you would like to advertise on this page feel free to send your event to us by email. Text or Word Doc only please

Winning Petanque web site for coaching tips and practice ideas plus rules, tactics and how to lay a piste



Fanny Club

A new charity has also arrived on the petanque scene. We have a dedicated sport we all enjoy, the quirky odd game has all but disappeared into serious leagues and national events however the Fanny prize always raises a titter to the uninformed and dread to most players. A new club has been formed proudly calling itself the The Fanny Club a la Petanque- The Petanque Players Charity and its aim is to raise funds for good causes.   They have a dedicated website up and running at

Use the PO Box address, as on application form.

Fanny welcomes you all. Just £12 for her club membership.

Have a look and if you qualify or want further information please feel free to contact them. It should be fun. The badge itself is just fantastic.


Updated 11th December 2017




17th British Sugar Sports and Social Club 25th Anniversary Christmas Melee


BSSSC Invite you to our fun Christmas Silver Jubilee Melle Competition

On Sunday The  17th December

 10:30  For 11.00 Start 5 Timed Games Entry £2 per Player

 Peter Griffiths Tel 07810327529

Prize for the best Christmas outfit

Trophies for the Top 3 players

And best Junior


Please bring a wrapped prize For the Christmas Mystery raffle



17th    Fareham Christmas Mêlée

17th    The Charity Fur ‘N’ Feather Mixed Pairs Event  Leicester Banks Pc, Banks Road, Leicester, LE2 8HA

All profits raised will be donated to the Derbys., Leics. & Rutland Air Ambulance charity.

Registration: 09.00am - 9.15AM FOR 09.45AM START

Entry Fee: £12.00 per pair (licences not required)

The format is mixed pairs (limited to 32 pairs) – 4 Games to be played

All participating teams will receive the traditional Festive Pork Pie with major prizes initially down to fourth place, dependent on the number of entries. The more entries, the more prizes!

As this is a Charity Event, all entrants are invited to donate prizes for the Grand Raffle.

Hot drinks and bacon/sausage cobs available from 8.30am.

Burgers/Hot dogs/Chips will be available from 12.00 noon until late.


At the conclusion of the competition the Grand Raffle will take place followed by prize presentation and pork pie distribution. If we have enough prizes, we will also have a Charity Raffle.


Entries: £12.00 per pair by Friday, 15th December 2017 to Lisa Holt, 1 Benbow Close, Hinckley, Leics, LE10 1RQ. Email :

Entry is limited to 32 teams only. – Pre-Entry only – NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY


You can also bring your entries to the L.P.A. AGM on Wednesday, 13th December 2017.


Please do not bring your own food or drink on to the premises, thank you. Please let the venue know of any dietary restrictions


27th    Arundel Petanque  Club Winter Doubles Competition at Arundel Football Club

BN18 9PA

On Wednesday 27 December 2017

Book early to avoid disappointment

Registration 9.30am    first boule 10.00am  £6 PER PLAYER ( juniors free)

Don’t forget your FESTIVE HAT!!


Food available from the Football Club Kiosk

Entries to: Kath Knight, 44, Ripley Road, Worthing, West Sussex. BN11 5NG

E mail  BY FRIDAY 15th DECEMBER 2017!



Parking in Mill Road is free. Grass parking area may be available

Directions available on SCPA website


29thLuton Petanque Club Christmas Snow Boule Luton Petanque Club

St Thomas’s Road, Luton, LU2 7UX (Next to Stopsley High School)

(open melee triples  - 5 round timed games)


Friday 29th December 2017

£5 per person.  10:00 for 10:30 Start

Hot Food available (chilli) and Full bar facilities

For Further Details and Entries please email

or just turn up!




Please check with organisers 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

Welcome to 2017 December's coaching tip from Pen-Y-Coed Petanque. Our series is aimed to help you enjoy the game of Petanque and win more games.


Winter can be a quiet time for petanque players

It is not all inactivity however, this time is when the committees and organisers do a great deal of preparation for the forthcoming season. The background work often goes un noticed but without it venues are not arranged, leagues cannot run and events can clash. It is not easy work and mostly thankless. These people are the backbone of the sport and if you can help or attend a meeting they will be pleased to see you if you are offering time and assistance. It takes a great deal of vision to sort out events when the frost and ice is on the ground, these people can picture the venues 4 to 5 months away bathed in sunshine. It is not without criticism these dedicated few carry out their work but this is the month to get involved. Helpers in these early stages will blossom into benefits for all come the summer.

As winter closes in the cold weather and dark chill nights arrive so little activity on the piste over the next few months. We do have some competitions listed and there is the joy of playing indoors with our Training boule but for most it will be sat in front of the fire. Thoughts will drift back to the season, the success and the failures of the games played. No chance to correct the errors or build on the victories. It all starts anew next year so how can you improve your game in the winter. Well it is time to visit the pub on a Sunday Lunch time and spend a few hours in the little sunshine that may be around. The landlord will be pleased to see you, if you buy a drink that is! But it also gives you a chance to learn how to be really effective on your home piste. It maybe soggy and covered in leaves but throwing a few boule around will give you a chance of reflection and chance to meet up with other keen team members. Some winter leagues operate and they are great fun, can be light hearted and very enjoyable social occasions.

A little leaf clearance and some maintenance carried out during this time will prepare and few up time when the summer returns to actually playing the game we love. Remember leaves piled up at the side of pistes will rot the wood boundaries if you are not careful over the winter. A quick rake up and maintenance at this time of year is a lot easier if players are not trying to practice shooting!  Do not make the mistake of lighting a bonfire on your pitch, the ash will be difficult to remove after the fire has gone and may ruin the drainage. Any wood burnt will throw out the most amazing amount of nails and screws to be left on the piste for the summer.

During the winter a warm up is essential and if cold boules are not your thing do not be drawn into putting them near or over a brazier. It is amazing how hot they can get.

Good luck and enjoy your winter petanque

Hope this helps.


Phil Boarder


Page of the Month.

December 2017 Events, Coaching Tips, Special Offers and Latest news


Information correct at time of release

New Products 


Mens Polo Shirt.

Soft 100% cotton Polo shirt with ribbed collar button up neck and short sleeves. Branded Obut logo on chest and arm


Order codes


Black C5PHNO

Yellow C5PHJA

Green C5PHVE

White C5PHBL


Lots of other branded clothing on our Clothing pages