Welcome to the Nottingham Croquet Club website
The club welcomes new members, both beginnners and established players.
It has five permanent full-sized lawns with shared use of three adjacent bowling greens and a grade II listed pavilion in Highfields Park. Players range in strength from complete beginners to world class. Membership is open to anyone interested in Croquet.
For people interested in taking up the sport, the club runs an Open Day each May, followed by a Learn to Play course. This year, the Open Day was held on Saturday 18th May, in conjunction with the University of Nottingham's May Fest.
For established players the club runs a range of internal competitions each season, and a number of Tournaments that are also open to Visitors. It has teams competing in five national competitions. In both this and the last two years the club won the Secretary's Shield, the national club event for the winners of Federation leagues the previous year, and this year it also won another national competition, the Mary Rose. In August this year it hosted the qualfying tournament for the 14th WCF Association Croquet World Championship, which was held in London the following week, in which one of its members was runner-up. He will be representing New Zealand in the MacRobertson Shield this winter, while another member will be playing for England. Another of its members won the 4th WCF Women's Golf Croquet World Championship. The club has been awarded the Croquet Association Millennium Award for the period 2011-12.
Although the full facilities are only available to members, casual players can be accommodated if a lawn and member to assist them are available and social groups can be entertained by prior arrangement. There is also a University Club.
The club is a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) registered with HMRC, and is a member of the Croquet Association, the national govering body for the sport, and the East Midlands Federation of Croquet Clubs. With support from them, it has been awarded a grant by Sport England's Inspired Facilities fund, under the Place People Play programme, to install an irrigation system.