A wrap-up of the Marco Foyot Tour of the USA has been put on this site.
Post by FPUSA.
Zanesfield Petanque Club has posted a collection of pictures of Marco Foyot's Visit to their club. 
Click here to go to pictures on SmugMug...
Click here for a demonstration video - putting sidespin on a boule.

Hello Ed,

   My name is Shannon Hodge and I am a French teacher at Bellefontaine High School in Ohio, and I have just recently signed up for FPUSA membership through the Zanesfield Pétanque Club.  I am writing to you today to let you and the Federation know that my students and I are extremely grateful for the efforts that you have made to increase pétanque awareness in the United States.  
   Yesterday, thirty-five of my students were able to participate in the Marco Foyot tour at the Zanesfield Pétanque Club.  It was an amazing experience for them, and Marco put on an incredible clinic.  My students started playing at the ZPC last April after being invited by club president, Justin Bo Johns.  They have really taken an interest in the sport, and yesterday Marco fueled their passion by impressing them with his skill and charisma.  
   Twenty of these students have already filled out applications for FPUSA membership through the Zanesfield Petanque Club, and I believe that many more will follow suit.  The students’ enthusiasm has been contagious, and parents, teachers, principals, and community members have all expressed their gratitude for allowing our youth to take part in such a memorable event. 
   The students are already asking if they will get to see Marco again next year in Zanesfield.  I truly believe that having the opportunity to interact with a player of Marco’s caliber had and will continue to have a tremendous impact on the awareness of the sport and will increase membership in the FPUSA.  
   I commend you for organizing this incredible event and I hope that the FPUSA will continue to sponsor tours such as this, especially with someone as personable, knowledgeable, and unforgettable as Marco Foyot.
Shannon Hodge
French Teacher
Bellefontaine High School
Bellefontaine, Ohio

The Lamorinda Petanque Club is going to have a busy day on Tuesday, October 15.  From 9:30 AM to Noon, there will be two semi-private clinics.  We have accepted twelve people for the group clinic starting at 12:30 PM and can not accept any more registrations. There is a stand-by list that you can get on to. Email us to get on. However, players who haven't registered are welcome to stand at the sidelines and watch the proceedings. 

From 2:00 PM we will be playing a 3-game Triplette Panache, for which we would like 2 more players to sign up for to make six teams. That will maximize the number of people that get to play either with or against Marco.  If we don't get that number it will have to be a Doublette Panache, which is a pity because that reduces the number of people that will get to play either with or against Marco.
This is the latest addition to the Marco Foyot Tour website. See it here.
Clinics will be held at the :
Browning Hangar, 4550 Mueller Blvd,  Mueller Development, Austin, Texas.   
Saturday, October 26 at 10:00AM, 12:00PM and 2:00PM

 See a video channel dedicated to Marco Foyot videos.  Click this link 
So far only one club has indicated that their reservations for clinics is going well and they are nearly up to the maximum that they can accommodate. Lets hear from you about how your clinic reservations are going. Send us a comment...