February 14, 2006

Bringing players together

One of the most common questions we get is:
"Do you know other people who play pétanque in my area?"
We've had a message board up for many years, but with all the spam robots out there less and less folks are willing to put their e-mail address up for grabs. Rightly so.
On the other hand, we have a database of thousands and thousands of people who have purchased boules from us (thank you!!) over the last 15 years. BUT, we have - and always will have - a strict privacy policy. No name or address goes out the door.

What we can do is the following:
Say you are looking for players in Louisville, KY. You let us know. We send a message to all our clients in the 402.. ZIP code to ask if anyone else is looking. Whoever replies positive, and with their permission, we put in touch.
Call it a dating service for petanque players.
It involves extra work, but we all know petanque thrives when small groups are formed.
And isn't it a shame that there may be someone three blocks from your home playing in his/her backyard as well, yet you'd never know it from each other?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great idea Philippe, our club is always happy to bring other players out to our piste, experienced or not... they're always welcomed!

And I don't mind giving out my contact info, just give me a shout if you'd like to play anywhere in lower Michigan...

Joe, Michigan Petanque Club
info@michiganpetanque.com

Jeppy said...

Hey not so fast Joe, I want top-billing on all of the new interested petanque players in lower Michigan!

(joking)

The DETROIT PETANQUE CLUB and the MICHIGAN PETANQUE CLUB welcome anyone interested in playing boule.