Coaching for established members

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, completely free of charge. 

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.

For 2022, 8 coaching groups are established, each with a lead coach. These are: 

GroupSuitable for: Lead
1AC Handicaps 24-20Martin Beacon
2AC Handicaps 18-12Dave Gunn
3AC Handicaps 10-5Rob Edlin-White
4AC Handicaps below 5Ian Burridge
5Short Croquet David Brydon
6JuniorsIan Draper
7GG Handicaps 7 and aboveCathy Turski
8Advanced GC Rachel Gee

The lead coach will contact relevant members. The handicap ranges are guidelines - please contact a lead coach for another group if you think that group may be more appropriate for you.

Each group lead will publish a programme of events, and may 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. 

There may also be a number of further coaching events organised during the season. The club has some exceptionally qualified coaches at the top level of both AC and GC who might offer Masterclasses in specific areas. 

Please check the club calendar for up to date information.

Finally, it's very well worth checking out Paddy Chapman's excellent CroquetDev website which provides first class online coaching material.