In 2022 the club will be running two Learn to Play Courses, mainly for the benefit of new members who have little or no prior croquet experience. They are also relevant if you have played croquet in a back garden or a hotel but haven't played club croquet with tournament class equipment, and may also be suitable for people who joined as new members last year but didn't do a complete course.
7 Sunday mornings, April 3rd to May 29th (omitting Easter Day and 15th May)
8 Tuesday evenings, May 3rd to June 21st
Subsequent courses may be added; watch this space.
There is a limit of 24 participants on each course.
The 'Learn to Play' course is designed to help you learn how to play two forms of croquet, equip you with the skills to play the relevant strokes, and to put it all together in a game which you will be able to play with friends and other club members by the end of the course. People who take this course will also be offered comprehensive support for the rest of the season. A start in early season will help you attain good skills in your first year.
The fee of £60 covers the course, coaching materials, use of lawns and equipment and also gives access to the club at certain other times between course sessions. You will be able to visit the club for organised drop-in croquet sessions, and take part in any club-organised social activities. However for best value, you might wish to join the club straight away, and then be able to visit to parctice or play at any time when lawns are available.
At the end of this course you will be invited to take up full membership of the club for the remainder of the year (to 30th March 2023) and if you do so, half of the course fee will be deducted from your subscription. This will entitle you to all the benefits of membership, including access codes to the pavilions, a logon to the online lawn booking system, access to the lawns and club equipment at any time (subject to availability on the booking system), and an opportunity to take part in a day tournament in September and possibly win the Derek Blow shield for a year.
All our courses are intended to be enjoyable and sociable as well as instructive. No croquet equipment is needed; just come with flat-soled footwear and suitably comfortable clothing for an outdoor activity.
For more information or to register an interest, please contact us using the Contact form.