Pétanque Resources

Known English Language Books

The Pernod Book of Pétanque

Written by Maurice Abney-Hastings. Published by George Allen & Unwin, London, UK in 1981. ISBN 0-04-796058-2

Now out of print, you will need to look for a second-hand copy.

Pétanque: French Game of Boules

Written by Garth Freeman. Published by The Carreau Press, Leatherhead, UK in 1984. Revised and reprinted 1987. ISBN 0-9510213-0-3

Now out of print, you will need to look for a second-hand copy.

Pétanque in New Zealand: More than just ball game

Written by Gavin Campbell. Published by David Bateman, Auckland, NZ in 1995. Reprinted 1996, 2001. ISBN 1-86953-220-1

Copies are available from The Limit.

Pétanque: A Comprehensive and Structured Coaching Course in Technique and Proficiency

Published by the British Pétanque Assocition, date unknown.

The manual is an English translation of Pétanque: Technique et Perfectionnement (4,527kB), published by Fédération Française de Pétanque et Jeu Provençal (FFPJP).

Pétanque: A Comprehensive & Structured Coaching Course

The New Zealand Pétanque Association (PNZ) published a New Zealand edition of the BPA manual in 1997 as Pétanque: A Comprehensive & Structured Coaching Course (1,926kB).

Pétanque Resource Manual

Compiled by Brian W. Smith. Published by Wellington Pétanque Association in 1999.

The Pétanque Resource Manual is a club resource for coaching and organising tournaments.

Pétanque: Boules Down Under

Written by Egon Pozniak. Self published by Egon Pozniak, Australia in 2005. ISBN 0-646-45196-0

The author can be contacted directly at empozniak@iprimus.com.au.

Pétanque: The Greatest Game You have Never Heard Of!

Written by Byron W. Putman. Published by Createspace, USA in 2011. ISBN 1463639147

The Winning Trajectory. Pétanque - Training and technique

Written by Gilles Souef. Published in France, April 2015. ISBN 9782955165713

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Coaching

WPA Coaching resources

Sport New Zealand (formerly SPARC) has published an extensive range of information about Coaching.

Magazines

PNZ publishes a quarterly magazine Pétanque New Zealand. (Subscription details)

Running a Club

Sport New Zealand (formerly SPARC) has published a Guide to Managing Sport. It also has templates and case studies on running a club.

Running a Tournament

WPA Tournament resources

Pétanque New Zealand has published a guide on How to run a Tournament (479kB).

Umpiring

WPA Umpiring resources

Sport New Zealand (formerly SPARC) has published an extensive range of information about Officiating (i.e., Umpiring).