Coaching is critical to the way that we develop and improve players and we have a coaching structure at club, regional and national level to support all levels of players. No matter how inexperienced or experienced you are in the sport, there is always an opportunity to learn. Technique, tactics and mental approach can all be coached, and the PE network of coaches is on hand to help. Don’t be shy in asking for coaching input, that’s what our coaches are here to do!

Coaching structure

Details of Pétanque England’s national coaching scheme can be found here: https://www.Pé

We have qualified Club Coaches in our region, who are happy to help members of all ages learn and improve their game.

We also have specific coaching for Juniors, led by Junior Coaches.

Club Coaches

The levels in our Coaching structure are as follows:

  • Club Coach
  • Advanced Club Coach
  • County Coach
  • National Coach

The term “Regional Coach” no longer refers to a qualification but remains the title of the coach/person appointed or elected to this Regional Office.

Your coaches in the Eastern Counties Region are:

Your coaches in the Eastern Counties Region are:

Ray Doughty

Code of conduct

Everyone involved at all levels of pétanque has a responsibility to promote and uphold the highest standards of behaviour in our sport.

The content of the Coaching Code of Conduct is an extension of, and should be used in conjunction with, our Member’s Code of Conduct that applies to all Coaches.


The Club Coach course is the first level of coaching obtainable within our Associations new coaching structure. Information on course structure and content can be found by clicking here.