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.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Menlo Park Pétanque

La Boule Joyeuse of Menlo Park will hold a Sunday get-together, this coming Sunday June 21st.

It will be a pot-luck affair with cake to be served since it falls on Father's day. It should be a wonderful day to enjoy an informal gathering of friends, Dads and pétanque so grab your lunch and fall by the Menlo Park courts at 11 a.m. For more information and directions to the courts, click

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