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________ AUSTIN ________ Edit

Austin - Overview of petanque in AustinEdit

There are three big clubs in Austin.

  • Heart of Texas is the oldest club in Texas and a very strong club.
  • Legation Boules — Many years ago they started playing on the grounds of the French legation, and they still play there.
  • Nelson Ranch Petanque in Cedar Park is now the largest club in Austin.

Austin - Heart of Texas Petanque ClubEdit

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Petanque at Browning Hangar in Austin

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Petanque at the Zaytouna Lounge

Austin - Legation Boules ClubEdit


  • We play on the historic and scenic grounds of the French Legation Thursday mornings at 10:00 and Sundays from 1:00 to 5:00pm.

...but ...

  • The French Legation is currently closed for renovation. We are hoping for a completion date in June 2020. Currently we are playing Friday evening and Sunday afternoon at the Browning Hangar.

Austin - Nelson Ranch Petanque ClubEdit

  • Founded in 2015.
  • We are an FPUSA member club. See FPUSA for email and contact information.
  • We play at Nelson Ranch Park in Cedar Park on Tuesday morning at 10AM (or at the Hangar during summer season)
  • We also play at the French Legation on Sundays from 1:00 to 5:00pm, and the Browning Hangar at Mueller Austin every Friday evening from 6PM.
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Cedar Park terrain

Austin - Paggi Square (public park/terrain) Edit

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Austin/McDade - The Sahnoans at Star Ranch nudist parkEdit

  • Star Ranch is located near McDade, Texas which is about 30 miles east of Austin (IH 35 & Highway 290) on Highway 290.
  • The Sahnoans at Star Ranch is a family-oriented nudist park that has been in operation since 1957.
  • Star Ranch boasts some of the finest Petanque courts this side of France. Two crushed limestone courts have been carefully framed, rolled and tended to assure you a true experience. Boules are available in the office, or bring your own. Tournaments are held every holiday weekend.
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________ DALLAS ________ Edit

Dallas - Dallas Petanque ClubEdit

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In May 2012 the first LaFont Memorial Petanque Tournament was held at Gussie Field Park in Farmers Branch.

Dallas - Klyde Warren Park (terrain)Edit

  • In November 2012, Dallas built a new park in the heart of the city.
  • Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201 (map) ‎is a 5.2-acre deck park.
  • Petanque can be played on "The Commons", a lighted 25-foot wide path.
  • At 2 pm on the first Saturday of every month, the Dallas Petanque Club provides free petanque lessons.
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________ EL PASO ________ Edit

El Paso - El Paso Petanque ClubEdit

  • We play most Saturdays and Sundays between 9 a.m. and noon on Rim Road near upper Tom Lea Park.
  • Petanque court, 800 Rim Road, El Paso, Tx (map)
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Playing on the Rim Road terrain, with the city of El Paso in the background.

________ SAN ANTONIO ________ Edit

San Antonio - San Antonio Pétanque ClubEdit

  • We are an FPUSA member club. See FPUSA for email and contact information.
  • The San Antonio Petanque Club was founded in 2002 by Dr. Fernando Triana, a cardiologist. He first learned the game traveling through Europe in his teens. Once settled in San Antonio, he built petanque courts in his backyard, and played with family, friends, and neighbors. Later Michel Costa and others joined the club. The Club now meets on most Sundays in Fernando’s back yard.
  • For background information on the club, see THIS and THIS.
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San Antonio - Drew CauthornEdit

  • As of May 2013, Drew Cauthorn installed a petanque court on a lot near the San Antonio River on the Mission Reach.
  • Now he needs partners. Call him at 210-508-5555.

________ HOUSTON________ Edit

Overview of petanque in HoustonEdit

  • Houston Petanque Club is dead. It used to play in Bear Creek Park.
  • Zimm's Little Deck, a restaurant with a petanque area, closed in 2012.
  • Discovery Green, the big park in downtown Houston, has public bocce courts... but don't play petanque on them: that would tear up the super-smooth surface that is so important for bocce. The courts are in the southernmost corner of the park, where Lamar meets Ave. de la Americas in front of the Hilton. (map) The Discovery Green web site is
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Bocce courts in Discovery Green, Houston, TX

________ SOUTH TEXAS________ Edit

McAllen - Pleasant Valley Resort RV Park Edit

  • This is an RV parking facility in the Rio Grande Valley near the south tip of Texas, near McAllen. "Whether you're RVing in Mission, Texas for a night, a week, a month, the winter season, or all year long, you'll love the great facilities at Pleasant Valley Resort."
  • Most popular among French Canadians, petanque is quickly gaining dedicated followers here in the Rio Grande Valley. Hermel Pelletier and his wife, Reinalde, coordinate the game for the Golden Age Olympics, sponsored by the city of McAllen, which takes place every spring right here at Pleasant Valley Resort. “It is a great game for all Canadians, and more and more Americans are playing” Pelletier said.
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