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, July 29, 2009

The Art Of Pétanque

Fellow Pétanque Players,

I would like to inform you about the new “Art of Pétanque” blog on petanque that is quickly gaining popularity. You can find it by going to www.artofpetanque.com.

This blog will cover aspects of technique, strategy, tournament play and preparation, training, and idiosyncratic aspects of petanque that come up as more and more users comment and request certain topics to be covered in greater depth. The goal is to spread the knowledge of the game to as many novice as well as advanced players as possible. More experienced players will enjoy the blog as advanced techniques, mental and psychological aspects of the game are explored in great depth.

I encourage you to visit the site and join the blog either by entering your email address on the right side to receive live updates, or you may choose to follow the blog by signing in with your Google, Yahoo, or AIM accounts.


Artem Zuev



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