Christchurch Pétanque Club

(Est 1994)

Welcome to the home of Christchurch Pétanque

About us

We are located in the heart of Christchurch city, nestled in the pristine grounds of Hagley Park. Our pistes are of world class standard, and we regularly host Regional, National and International tournaments.

We host club days, social & competitive tournaments and everybody is welcome. Come along and join in the fun!

Our family friendly club was formed in 1994 to provide opportunities for learning and playing social and competitive Pétanque in Christchurch City and to encourage the development of Pétanque in the wider Canterbury area.


Our club is open to visitors and new members, and boules are available for everyone to borrow. We have a yearly membership fee. Please get in touch with us about a free trial.

Club days

We operate the following days.

Thursday 1pm – 3pm

Sunday 10.30am-1pm

About Pétanque

Pétanque is a boule/ball and target game. It is very easy to learn but a challenge to master. The objective is to score points by having your boules closer to the target than the opponent after all boules have been thrown. This is achieved by throwing boules closer to the small target ball (officially called a jack but know colloquially as a cochonnet) or by hitting the opponent’s boules away from the target. The game is normally and best played on hard dirt or gravel. It can be played in public areas in parks or in dedicated facilities called boulodromes.

Events and Hire

The Christchurch Pétanque club offers an Event facility for everyone. We can accommodate small to medium sized groups; from families, schools to corporate events. You can play Pétanque at the club for some fun, fundraising or for team building. Kitchen and bar facilities are available. Contact us for more information.

Christmas Function.

Contact Details

We would love to hear from you