by Michele Hewitt.
My Dad, 84 year old Raymond Fouquet, is a member of the Los Angeles Petanque Club. After my Mom died last year, he moved in with us. Since he moved away from his friends and weekly petanque match in Los Angeles, we decided to convert our front lawn into a petanque court.
We had a very boring, sloping front yard. We terraced it into three levels, with the top level having a 10' x 40' petanque court, surrounded by a putting green. It is up high enough so that passersby cannot see what is up there, however, by word of mouth, we have become the hit of the neighborhood!
We used 2 inches of roadbase gravel, then topped it off with 2 more inches of decomposed granite. We bordered it with 4x4's. The artificial putting green is on the same base.
I have attached a few photos of my Dad and friends having a good time.
We have done some redesigning here, and things are starting to look a bit more like 2013. The last change was back in 2005, and that was our 5th redesign. So here we are in the middle of our 6th change since 1996.
FInally there is a petanque-app for the android-users out there. And it is free. The perfect xmas-present perhaps?
We have set up a system that will publish 2 new postcards to twitter every day from petanque.org. It will not work forever of course, in only 2,5 years we will start with re-runs of cards we have already previously published on Twitter . We do have a lot of petanque-postcards here.
We have a very nice collection of postcards here on petanque.org, and all of them are about petanque of course. Currently we have more than 1750 postcards available for your enjoyment.
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