Pétanque started in the South of France in 1907 and now millions play this most popular version of boules worldwide.

Pétanque is an extremely inclusive sport that can be played equally by both men and women irrespective of age, physical fitness or ability.

From May to September we play every Thursday evening Weather permitting.  We play on the Petanque terrain on the seafront in Hove by the Peace statue at 6.30pm

Everyone is welcome to come along.  We are a friendly group of people who enjoy playing the game, and then having a social drink at a local LGBT friendly bar.




How We Play

The basic rules are simple and easy to learn. However, pétanque is an exciting, skilful and highly tactical team game, although luck often has a part to play.

There is no need to sign up, just turn up at the Petanque terrain, by The Meeting Place Cafe.


End of year round up

he Petanque season for this year was concluded with a wonderful meal, in conjunction with the BLAGSS Croquet group, at Constantinople Norfolk Square, on Monday.  

We'd like to give huge thanks to Jane and Donna who did the job of organising the Petanque group up until a year ago.  They did such a brilliant job over the years that their shoes proved impossible to fill this year. They have continued with their support, despite being in well-deserved retirement form the role.

Others gave their support and commitment in the running of the Thursday evening sessions, most notably Venira. 

We are also very grateful for an amazing donation from Meach and Jax (Mrs and Mrs Collier-Self), last years winners of the petanque trophy.  They have had to retire from petanque so they have very kindly given us all their very fine sets of boules.  This means that we won't need to buy new equipment for a long time.

And last but not least we'd like to announce that the trophy for this year goes to.....

Sheila Killick!

What It Costs

All equipment is provided, and we charge £2.00 per session.  If you have not played before we can support you with rules of the game and general encouragement.

Your first session is free, after which you must join BLAGSS in order to play again.