WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL BLOG for La Pétanque Marinière in San Rafael, California. LPM has been an active Marin pétanque club since 1972 and affiliated with the Fédération of Pétanque USA, since 1975. We welcome people of all abilities, ages and nationalities to come and enjoy pétanque with us.

The Pierre Joske Courts are located on Civic Center drive in San Rafael. (click for directions). Casual games are played every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from about 1 pm. Tournament play is usually held on the second Sunday of every month.

Please consult the links on the sidebar to the right for more information on clubs in the bay area, nationally and world wide.

If you would like to play but haven't any boules, please contact our President, Christine Cragg, or Ken Lee. They can bring some for you to use, as well as introduce you to the basic skills and techniques of pétanque. In addition, if you are looking to purchase boules but are unsure as to which size and weight are right for you, we have a range of different examples from which to choose.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Boulisme Pétanque Newsletter


For all of our Francophiles, here is a wonderful newsletter of and about pétanque in France and throughout the world.

The following is an excerpt from "Boulisme" which talks about the growing interestof pétanque in the Mexican State of the Yucatán.

Des boules au Mexique
Amoureux de pétanque, des Français exilés au Mexique, ont lancé une association visant à l’intégration de leurs compatriotes, notamment par les boules. Une étape vers la création de la fédération mexicaine. Echange avec Pierre De Oliveira, l’un des membres....
Click here to read the complete article.

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