• Flickr Photos

  • Blog Stats

    • 90,661 hits
  • Advertisements


Hello everyone and welcome.

Lately HOTPC had a full month of September to celebrate the game by teaching it on many occasions at three different venues.  We started with the Viva Streets Austin Festival on September 13, 2015.  E. 6th St was turned into a car-free playground for thousands of Austin residents who got to play, get fit, people watch and celebrate good health and for the 2nd year, the Heart of Texas Petanque Club was invited to participate in this festival – and was given a great place, right in the middle of the festival, to introduce petanque to everyone. Bike Texas provided a great area of crushed granite next to their offices and right on 6th St.
Throughout the day, members of HOTPC gave mini-lessons to interested folks who got to experience a few “ends” of petanque.  We also had the privilege to participate at the Circuit of the Americas for the famous race Lone Star Le Mans on September 17 to 19, where we had a full court set up to demonstration games right by the circuit. It is so sweet to be able to represent a slice of the French culture for an event like Le Mans.  They have worldwide Champions car racers coming to win this international race including Romain Dumas a Champion of Le Mans race in France and a friend of HOTPC.  We went back to our familiar grounds to celebrate  The French Legation Museum 175th anniversary.  To celebrate the Museum had a free Tour and free pétanque lessons given by the Heart of Texas Petanque Club. Our relationship with the Museum goes now for over 20 years  and once again it was a great opportunity for us to keep on teaching the game on French grounds.  Jim Schwobel was there from 10 am to 5 pm and reached over 50 families who never even heard of the game before.  They had a tremendous time and experience the beauty of the game.
To be a good teacher you have to have a lot of patience, dedication, inspiration, compassion, cooperation, determination, generosity, kindness, passion, etc.. Thank you HOT for keeping on teaching the game of petanque to Texas. We like to have a big THANK YOU to all the club members who helped making all those events a success. Merci

A+ Love Arsene.


Teaching at the French Legation Museum for their 175th Anniversary

IMG_4825 IMG_4832 IMG_4829 IMG_4828 IMG_4827 IMG_4830 IMG_4826


Teaching at the Circuit of the Americas.

IMG_4836 IMG_4834 IMG_4835


IMG_4804 IMG_4798 IMG_4779



Romain Dumas and Vincent Beltoise playing petanque.


Teaching at the Viva Streets Austin Festival.



IMG_4641 IMG_4638



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: