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, July 25, 2009


Dear Pétanque Club Presidents and Players,

We would like to remind you that LaMoRinda Pétanque Club will be hosting the FPUSA National Doubles
Championships, July 25-26 2009.

This will be a fun and challenging two-day tournament in a lovely
setting at the Lamorinda Pear Orchard Pétanque Courts in Lafayette, California. The tournament includes mixed doubles, women’s doubles and men’s doubles.
Please find the enclosed entry forms, dinner reservation form, directions to the courts and lodging information.
We anticipate a large attendance and look forward to hosting you at the tournament and the dinner.

Best wishes,

Mary Albright, President,
Lamorinda Pétanque Club,
Vice- President, FPUSA.

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