Welcome to Lamorinda Petanque Club
Petanque is a fun game that brings together all ages of both sexes. It started near Marseilles, France in 1907. It now has over 10 million players worldwide in 160 countries; over 2000 players are licensed in the USA.
We play casual games Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at the Lamorinda Petanque Club located 480 St Marys Road, Lafayette, California. We usually start at 1 pm on Tuesday and Thursday. We play all day Sunday and organize a Sunday Club Mix Hours 2-4 pm as a chance to meet everybody.
The first Sunday of the month, we hold shooting/pointing clinics from 1 to 2 pm and strategy clinics at 4 pm.
How to play basics
Pétanque is played in two teams with two sets of differently marked balls (boules). You can play in teams of two (3 boules each); three (2 each) or one against one (3 each).
Draw a circle on the ground 50cm in diameter.
Play ends when one team reaches 13 points.
Clinic with a pro: Marco Foyot clinic at Amelia Island in November 2021
Pointing Half Lob (demi-portée)
Pointing High Lob (portée, plombée)
Shooting in a tire