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.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

pétanque des écoles

Pétanque is a French recreational game and sport which can be played almost anywhere and by anyone and is spreading very fast worldwide. In our school, pétanque is played regularly all year round at school events, as part of the French culture. Parents and kids can learn how to play the game or practice at the annual Lower School Parent Association picnic. Kids can play it at the lunch break during the annual Olympiades. The Middle School is now offering an initiation class in the PE program.
To raise some money for the school, purchase pétanque boules through
Petanque America . 10% of all sales will be donated back to the school. All proceeds benefit the French American and International French tuition assistance.
The annual tournament Pétanque des Ecoles takes place every spring in Marin, in collaboration
Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley and Lycée Lapérouse. For more information contact Christine Lemor-Drake Christine@appletopomme.com

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