In addition to the Introductory coaching courses provided mainly for new members (described here) , we provide a wide range of coaching opportunities for established members, in both Association Croquet and Golf Croquet.
The purpose of all activities in our coaching programme is to give our members opportunities to:
- learn and develop as players,
- meet and get to know other members, and
- enjoy themselves.
This year (2020), 9 coaching groups were established, each with a lead organiser. Some adjustments have had to be made during the year due to changing availability of coaches resulting from the pandemic. The current arrangements are:
|Group 1||Year 1 members||Derek Blow & Rob Edlin-White|
|Group 2||AC Handicaps 24-20||to be confirmed|
|Group 3||AC Handicaps of 18-12||Rob Edlin-White|
|Group 4||AC Handicaps 11- 5||interim lead - Ian Burridge|
|Group 5||AC Handicaps below 5||Keith Aiton (remotely)|
|Group 6||GC Handicaps of 7 and below.||Rachel Gee|
|Group 7||Juniors and Schools||Ian Draper|
|Group 8||GC Handicaps over 7||Cathy Turski|
|Group 9||Short Croquet||David Brydon|
Club members are invited to make contact with the relevant lead and sign up to the group. Each group lead will publish a programme of events, and will be looking for help from club members, especially qualified coaches. As well as organising formal coaching sessions, the group leads will facilitate communication within their group - e.g. by setting up a WhatsApp group - to encourage mutual learning and organising of practice sessions.
Additionally there will be a number of further coaching events organised during the season which will be announced on the online club calendar and the emailed newsletters.
Please check the club calendar for up to date information.