The Club, which was founded in 1929, now has the exclusive use of eight full-sized lawns and two grade II listed pavilions. It provides all the necessary equipment (mallets, balls, hoops), so prospective members and casual players need only bring a pair of flat-soled shoes. The East pavilion has cloakrooms and a recently re-fitted kitchen. We have an ambitious plan for a programme of lawn and pavilion imporvements, having recently agreed a new lease to include the former bowls facilities. There is a telephone, 0115 922 2237 (but this will only be answered if someone is within reach) and WiFi broadband connection.
During the season, which runs from mid April to early October, the lawns are available to members all day (weather permitting) seven days a week (except during tournaments). Tuesday afternoons and evenings are the club day and (weather permitting) members will turn up and play - most games are arranged informally between members. A group play Golf Croquet and give coaching to those new to that form of the game on Wednesday mornings. Saturday afternoons are also popular and occassional socials and club teas are held. Coaching courses for beginners are run each year, following the Open Day, and subsequently informal coaching at all levels is given freely by experienced members.
Out of season, the three West lawns may be available for play, subject to maintenance and weather considerations.