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 Vice-President 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.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Blog Updates

Please refer to some of the most recent posts, as some have been updated, either with new information, entry forms or cancellations due to forecasted inclement weather. Speaking of weather, several new and important cities, to where players might be inclined to travel, have been added to the weather list.
Also, if you have never been to Bryant Park in New York City, National Public Radio did a nice interview of the local boulistes who frequent the park. Matthew Broderick, as well, recorded a wonderful podcast of pétanque in the park. If you close your eyes, it is easy to feel as though you were there.

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