Passion for Petanque

Petanque@Risbygate Sports Club

A genteel sport, ideal for those lazy, hazy, summer evenings.The concept is similar to bowls with metal boules rolled or tossed to the jack.We have a new shingled terrain with pavilion and floodlighting.

We have an established Petanque section at the Risbygate Sports Club, with a teams competing in both the Newmarket and the Bury District leagues, on Monday and Wednesday nights respectively, throughout the Summer season.

The popularity of the sport, which can played by all ages and physiques, has resulted in a pleasing increase in our membership recently. This has justified the construction of a larger Terrain (playing area) with a pavilion and toilets adjacent.

The Club has Bar and Kitchen facilities, together with the opportunity to view and maybe sample the other sports available. We are always seeking to grow our section, so if you would like to form a team for league games or maybe just join for a friendly game, please contact us to discuss membership and any other queries you may have.

Public Access

Public access to Petanque is available at certain times. Please contact the office on 01284 755468 or by email for more information.

“It really is a club for a lifetime!  I first joined in the 1970s, played in the teams in the 80s, supported my children through the Club coaching programmes in the 90s and now play social tennis and give something back by serving on the committee.”

David Porter

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Risbygate Sports Club

Westley Road
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 3RR

Tel: 01284 755468

OPEN DAILY: 8.30am - 10pm

Risbygate Sports Club

How To Join

If you want to try a sport or activity at Risbygate Sports Club, and come along for a taster session, please contact the office on 01284 755468 or email and we will put you in touch with the relevant Sports Section Secretary to arrange a visit and give more information.

If you are interested in membership for a particular sport (or sports), you can either download and complete our Membership Form or contact us by email, phone (01284 755468) or visit the club’s office, which is open weekdays between the hours of 9.00 am. and 12.30 am. We will be very happy to show you around the club, and/or any particular section you are interested in.


The Racket Sports and Outdoor Bowls membership subscription year runs from 1st April till 30th March. Indoor Bowls and Social/Petanque subscriptions run from 1st September until 31st August. Pro rata subscription rates apply if you join inbetween subscription periods.

Public Access

Public access to our sports facilities is available at certain times. Please have a look at the individual sports pages for more information, costs and how to book a court or rink. General enquiries can also be made to the office on 01284 755468 or by email