About us

plans for summer play

The Tucson Petanque Club is located in Tucson, Arizona, USA.

  • We play at the Reid Park bandshell terrain at 2 pm on Sunday afternoon.
  • Visitors and beginners welcome.
  • If you have boules, bring ‘em. If you don’t, we have guest boules.
  • If you’d just like to come down and watch, feel free.
  • Bring a bottle of water. It’s easy to get dehydrated in Tucson.

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Lessons for new players

If you’ve never played before, don’t let that stop you — just come down and join us. We’ll give you a free, fast, five-minute, on the fly lesson and you’ll be good to go. If you would prefer a more leisurely lesson, drop us a message (below). Leave your name and phone number, and we will arrange to meet you before the start of regular play.

Buying a set of boules

In petanque, each player typically owns his or her own set of boules. If after trying the game with our guest boules, you want to own your own set, we can sell you a set of Petanque America leisure boules for $20. Or you can order your own boules online. For tips on buying boules online, visit the Buying Boules page. The best online store for petanque boules is the Petanque America online store.

Contact us

The best way to contact us is to send us a message (below). Your comment will be sent to us via email, and (assuming you left your email address with your comment) we will be able to reply to you via email.

Reach the club president, Stephen Ferg, via telephone at (520) 664-4133.

For more information about the game of petanque—

About Tucson parks

  • Consumption of wine or liquor is prohibited in Tucson city parks. Consumption of beer (during a picnic, for instance) is permitted but requires a $25 permit.
  • A Tucson city resident may reserve a ramada for an afternoon for $15.
    See the list of rates and fees for park reservations.
  • Ramada availability may be checked online and then reservations may be made via telephone. Reservations may be made for up to 6 months in advance. Weekend time-slots go quickly, and are usually booked several months in advance.

Two-minute video introduction to petanque

7 thoughts on “About us

  1. Hello, I am Mohamed benazzouz. I am new here in Phoenix Arizona and I am petanque player. I am wondering if there is a petanque club here in Phoenix Arizona?

  2. hello,

    I am a French man player I would like to know if it’s possible to play in a championship in the US with my French license or I need an American license to participate in a concour in the USA?

    1. Hello Loris,

      Most tournaments in the USA are open, which means that anybody can participate. This includes the Petanque America Open in Florida in November, and the P’tit Louis Open in New Mexico, as well as various club-level tournaments.

      FPUSA regional and national championship tournaments (“title tournaments”) are open only to FPUSA members. And it is NOT permitted to be a member of more than one FIPJP-affiliated national organization at a time.

      My advice is to check with the organizers of whatever tournament you’re interested in entering. You can also check with the FPUSA itself (http://www.usapetanque.org/).

      – Steve Ferg

  3. Greetings,
    We are in Sun City for the winter and have not found local players so would hope to visit and perhaps play Sunday 2 March in Tucson at your terrain. We have visitors that are Petanque players from Karlshule, Germany who would be with us.
    Ron and Shirley Gerhart

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