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.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

From Joe Martin, FPUSA

Hello Boulistes

Our new FPUSA newsletter is now online. Click here for the latest edition. We now have the newsletter back on a regular schedule and you will recieve a new edition every four months.

Each newsletter will have a major theme. This current letter focuses on marketing pétanque in your city and will give you ideas for spreading the word about pétanque in unique places in your community.

I hope you have a prosperous year and a great time playing pétanque this year. Hopefully i will see you on one of America's pistes one day soon.

Joe Martin, President

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