Welcome to Inverleith Petanque Club

We are a sociable Petanque Club based in Inverleith Park in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Petanque, sometimes called French Boules, is an inexpensive, fun game which is easy to learn and play. Petanque is playable by people of all ages and abilities. If you can throw a ball you can play Petanque.

The aim of the game is to get your boule closer to the jack than your opponent’s boule. The playing distance is between 6 metres and 10 metres which brings it into range for most people.

We meet every Sunday throughout the year for a few games of Petanque. A typical Sunday session would start at 11:30am. We randomly divide players into teams of 2 or 3 and have 2 games, a break for lunch (we have a clubhouse with a bar) then we have a final game and finish around 15:00. Some players will often stick around for another game afterwards.

During the main season (April to October) we also meet on a Tuesday and Thursday evening where we can get a game or two in depending on the light. We also have coaching sessions for those who wish to improve their skills.

New players are always welcome. Come along and try the game. We have spare boules to use and if you enjoy it we are happy to accept new Members. Annual membership fees are very reasonable so you could have a year’s membership for less than a night out at the theatre.

We can also host other organisations or groups looking for a fun activity for team building or just a nice day out.

If you can’t find the information you are looking for in the pages on this site please contact secretary@inverleithpetanque.co.uk