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. 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.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Pétanque in the top ten travel sports, at number 3

3. Petanque - France Nothing says "France" like a group of serious-looking, competitive men standing around a sandbox with a cigarette in one hand and a petanque ball in the other. If you're not brave enough to ask them to teach you how to play, try contacting an organization like the Federation of Petanque USA for a few lessons with your local club before you go. For the rest of the article, click pétanque

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Pétanque Partner Finder

Hi Petanquers,

Some new names have been added to Petanque Partner Finder on the list 'Who else wants to play...' in Portland,
In the FPUSA NW Regional Mixed Triples Tournament  on Saturday, 28 July 2012.

These two men are looking for a female to make up a Mixed Triple Team.

If you are looking for a partner to play in this tournament, get your name on this list too.


The Petanque Partner Finder Team.