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.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Marin Independant Journal - LPM to dedicate pétanque terrain in honor of Pierre Joske.

La Pétanque Marinière and the County of Marin, set to honor Pierre Joske.

On a recent evening in San Rafael, French folk music played as some 30 people gathered at the pétanque courts near the Marin County Civic Center, laughing, chatting — some speaking French — and playing a few friendly rounds of the game.
“It’s like stepping into France,” said Louis Toulon, speaking in a rich, flowery tone accented by the inflections of his native Aix-en-Provence. “It’s a very sociable game.”
The San Rafael resident was among a core group of French transplants who founded the court in 1972 with the help of the late Pierre Joske, the county’s first Open Space District manager.
For the complete article, click here.

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