Let’s play Petanque!

Welcome to Cobbetts Boules Club.
We play Petanque (also known as French Boules) all year round on our purpose-built terrains at Burridge Sports and Social Club near Southampton. New members are always welcome, from absolute beginners to seasoned champions. To find out more, click here.

Alison Stubbs, President


“On Tuesday 21 July, Petanque England issued new guidance following the UK Government statement allowing play in groups of up to 30 people.”
As well as having club sessions on Tuesday evening and Saturday afternoon, we are now able to run small competitions. We are starting by running a Club Singles.

This is subject to the following limitations and rules:

  • The toilets can be accessed subject to a Cobbetts committee member being there to unlock. You must use the hand sanitiser before entering the building.
  • Games of singles, doubles or triples are now permitted as long as a distance of at least 2m is maintained between all players (except those from the same household).
  • Each player may touch only their own boules and other equipment. Plastic circles must not be used.
  • Scoreboards should only be used with disposable markers. Plastic straws have been provided.
  • No physical contact, handshakes or ‘elbow bumps’
  • Use must comply with Government guidance for use of outdoor areas for recreation and exercise.
  • Members are also expected to be aware of Petanque England guidelines.
  • These Temporary playing rules will be displayed at the club.

Members are free to access the site with members of their household or with up to 5 players from outside their household at any other time if they wish to do so. Any larger number would have to split into groups of 6 and not mix.
If you unlock the gates please pull them closed behind you to deter public parking.

Upcoming club matches

Latest club news

  • Tuesday, January 28th
    Terry wins club night melee. Results
  • Sunday, December 15th
    Steve Daykin wins Cobbetts Christmas Cup melee. Robin and Viv share Curry Cup for best newcomers
  • Sunday, December 8th
    Dave wins SCPA Melee held after the AGM