If you are new to croquet and prefer at this stage not to embark on our "Learn to Play" course, another possibility is to take part in a Croquet Experience weekend.
This is a practical, hands-on weekend for a maximum of 16 guests, which is varied, enjoyable, convivial, stimulating and sociable. You will:
- learn a range of basis croquet skills,
- meet club members and learn from them,
- enjoy some "proper" and "fun" versions of croquet, including a croquet "gymkhana" (no horses are involved!), and
- get to know a small group of other people new to croquet.
No prior experience or visit to the club is necessary, but it is also very suitable for people who have been on a free "taster" session and/or an Open Day.
The fee for the weekend is £50. For this you will have the use of club lawns, facilities and equipment for the weekend with free facilitation, coaching and support from experienced club members. Participants are encouraged to bring a packed / picnic lunch. We'll provide hot drinks and pastries to go with our morning coffee break, and usually a bowl of fresh fruit to share.
The weekend is intended to be fulfilling and enjoyable in its own right. However, should you wish to join the club for the rest of the season, half the fee you have paid will be deducted from your first year's subscription, and you will be encouraged to sign up for our "Learn to Play" course when next scheduled. This provides the more formal, structured coaching and support essential to get to grips with competitive croquet.
2022 Croquet Experience Weekend dates:
- 2nd & 3rd July
- 27th & 28th August - places still available
Further dates may be added depending on demand
Please use the Contact form (and select "Croquet Experience") if you would like to attend one of these weekends.