Prospective Members

 

 

We warmly welcome to the club potential new members, guests, visitors, spectators and corporate events. As a vibrant active club we always need new members and we hold Open Days in the early part of the year to provide a taster session with tuition and a tour of the clubhouse and grounds. All equipment will be supplied.

So if you are interested why not come along and have a go.

Club Sections

 

All levels of Croquet, both sociable and competitive, are played in three disciplines, Golf croquet, Association croquet and Short Lawn croquet, and we play both singles and doubles. Each week friendly Rollups are held for each discipline of croquet during both summer and winter where we play for fun and to improve our game. There is an annual Novices competition at the end of the season for new members wishing to get involved in competitions.

 

 

 

The Bridge Section holds friendly but serious bridge sessions.  Visitors and prospective members are welcome at all sessions. Duplicate and rubber bridge sessions are played and a host system is operated on Wednesday afternoon sessions.

New Members

Potential new croquet members are offered temporary membership for a short introduction period when they can get a feel of the club, what is offered and some support to learn the basics of croquet. A selection of club malletsare always available for new members to use. Help can be given on selecting your own equipment if required. Croquet whites need not be worn during the first season.

New members are paired with a buddy who introduces them to other members and helps with information about the club, their chosen game and social events, etc. They can also help with informal coaching and at the regular rollups.

In addition to the Open Days, you are welcome to come along and try croquet at any roll-up. These are open to all levels of player, whether social or competitive. Just bring flat soled shoes to avoid damaging the lawns. There is an opportunity for informal coaching during the roll-up sessions. The aim will be to show the basics and to get new members playing in the roll ups as soon as possible.

 

As part of the social side of the club we hold events such as barbecues, dinners and Christmas parties. During the winter we have winter talks on a wide variety of subjects. Special social events are also held for new members.

To join the club, prospective members must fill out an Application form. If you do not know anyone then contact the secretary who will help. An annual subscription is payable depending on which sections of the club you wish to join and whether you join at the start of the year or later. New players are offered a Temporary Membership prior to joining to introduce them to the club and trying out Croquet.

Contacting the Club

Contact can be made either by email, telephone or by email form. The telephone is not permanently manned, so please leave a message and someone will get back to you. You may have queries. Answers to some of these are available under frequently asked questions section of this website.

Coming as a Visitor, Guest or Spectator

Visitors and member’s guests are welcome to use the club lawns and facilities on payment of a fee and subject to lawn availability. Spectators wishing to watch the games, especially the International and National competitions and tournaments hosted by the club are very welcome.  There is no charge for spectators.

Croquet Coaching

Coaching is available for  Croquet in-house.  The club also hosts the South West Croquet Academy which organises more advanced croquet courses run by professional coaches.

For Croquet the club runs an impressive number of club competitions catering for all levels of play. The Croquet section hosts several Croquet Association and international croquet tournaments every year. The club is a member of the Croquet Association and the South West Federation of Croquet Clubs.