Coaching

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: 

GroupSuitable for: Lead
Group 1Year 1 membersDerek Blow & Rob Edlin-White
Group 2AC Handicaps 24-20to be confirmed
Group 3AC Handicaps of 18-12Rob Edlin-White
Group 4AC Handicaps 11- 5interim lead - Ian Burridge
Group 5AC Handicaps below 5Keith Aiton (remotely)
Group 6GC Handicaps of 7 and below.Rachel Gee
Group 7Juniors and SchoolsIan Draper
Group 8GC Handicaps over 7 Cathy Turski
Group 9Short CroquetDavid 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.