Harrogate Montpellier Pétanque Club

Why we're here

The Club's primary aim is develop the sport of Pétanque in the Harrogate area.

This provides a recreational activity for all ages and abilities within a highly sociable environment.

There are few sports that are as accessible and sociable as Pétanque, and where you can be playing confidently within a few hours of coaching and practice.  

Many of our members have joined as a way of making friends and we have regular social events throughout the year.

The Club has now grown and developed to be able to offer  match play for those who wish to play competitively against other clubs within the Northern Pétanque Association region - the North of England.

We are also keen supporters Saint Michael's Hospice in Harrogate, and have raised over £400 this year.

We are able to keep our annual Club membership fees low thanks to our sponsor, the Ellis Bates Group, who not only funded the material cost of building the playing area at The Pierhead, but also contribute to our annual administrative costs.

The Pierhead is a public facilityand is available to all with their own boules, or available to hire form the local Oxfam Shop about 50 metres away.

So, why join the Club?

  • We can help you learn the game and develop your skills,
  • You know you can come at times when others will be playing,
  • We hold regular fun competitions throughout the year,
  • We have a stock of boules you can borrow until you get you own,
  • You will make new friends,
  • You can join in with the social activities after play and the other events we arrange through the year.
  • You can extend your participation to competitive play against Clubs across the North of England,

Club Sessions

Summer (April to October):

   - Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 18:00 onwards (17:00 Sept/October)

   - Friday  lunchtimes from 11:30 onwards

   - Sunday mornings from 11:00 onwards

   - Members are also welcome to join in the U3A groups that run on Mondays 

      and Wednesdays from 14:00 to 16:00.

Winter (October to April):

The daytime sessions fro the summer will continue to run through the winter, on a flexible basis and subject to the weather.

Just check the BBC weather forecast online for the date and start time. If it's "DRY" and "More than 8°C" it should be ON!

Non-members are welcome to come along to a club session to have a 'try out'. Best to get in touch first, using the online Contact Form so we have somebody to welcome you!