WELCOME TO EDGBASTON CROQUET CLUB

Our Club is situated at 18 Richmond Hill Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3RP and has three superb full-size lawns.

COVID-19 UPDATE: We now have two lawns open for pre-booked games for members, who have all been advised of the mandatory booking system and regulations. Our clubhouse and other facilities remain closed for the time being.

We look forward to being able to introduce new players to our wonderful sport.

All enquiries to Esther Jones, e-mail cbej@btinternet.com or telephone 0121 455 6426, mobile 07962137657.

Please feel free to contact us for any information about our Club, including Corporate Parties, and Croquet generally.

Our 2020 CALENDAR is as follows:

Both the AGM scheduled for Thursday 9th April and the Halse Association West Midlands AC handicap tournament scheduled for 8th/9th June have been postponed until further notice.

A private party is booked for 9th July.

August: We are anticipating that our two annual Association Croquet level play events will be able to go ahead, as follows:

Saturday and Sunday 15th-16th – Tompkinson Shield A level tournament (holder Nigel Polhill).

Sunday and Monday 30th-31st Sally Nicholls B level tournament (holder Adam Moliver).

Entry to both the above via The Croquet Association online system please.

ABOUT CROQUET:

Croquet is played on equal terms by either gender.

There are two versions:

Association Croquet, the original and more complex game, and

Golf Croquet, an easier to learn alternative which has lately gained in popularity.

At Edgbaston we play both, either as singles or doubles. Members can choose which form of the game suits them best, and many play both. Croquet’s effective handicap system recognises smart thinking as much as physical skill, so everyone has a good chance of winning!

For lots more information check out The Croquet Association website, www.croquet.org.uk

About our Club:

Our season runs from April to October and new members are always welcome. Give us a call, or just come along any Wednesday or Saturday (our club afternoons) from 2 p.m. and we will fix up a free introductory session for you. All equipment and coaching is provided – you just need a pair of flat-soled shoes.

Our club caters for players of all abilities! Both versions of croquet can just be played socially, but for the more competitive-minded there are internal competitions and inter-club and national competitions. On club days there is no particular dress code – white clothing need only be worn for matches and tournaments.

Our social Golf Croquet afternoons are on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2 p.m. Association Croquet club days are Fridays and Sundays from 10.30 a.m. During the four months May to August there are club evenings for either version from 4 p.m. to dusk.

Members are also able to make private arrangements to play and practice at any time, subject to our diary and lawn maintenance schedules.

Tea, coffee, drinks and light snacks are always available in the clubhouse.

Members are welcome to bring friends and family subject to appropriate green fees. There is also a barbecue area for members’ use.

Membership fees are as follows:

1st and 2nd year members £95 (club sessions only) Full members £200 (includes key for anytime access) Country members £100, Students £40, Juniors £25.