Our Club has been on its current site in this leafy area of Birmingham since 1915 and is part of the Calthorpe Estate.
We are a friendly club catering for players of all abilities!
(Covid-19: we are hoping that it will not be too long before we can get back to our usual social scene with our clubhouse open for tea, coffee, drinks etc. , and being able to arrange our in-house competitions and regular coaching sessions.)
Our traditional season runs from April to end October, but since the Covid-imposed lockdowns we are staying open for play, weather conditions permitting, over the winter months.
We have three excellent full-size lawns, a small clubhouse, a permanent gazebo and a BBQ area for outside entertaining.
The current annual membership fee for new members is £95, discounted proportionately as the season progresses. Second year membership is also £95 unless a key is requested, in which case the full member’s subscription of £200 will be payable.
Your subscription includes free coaching and the use of all equipment – including a wide selection of club mallets.
Annual subscriptions for established members are: Full members: £200, Non-primary club members (i.e. belonging to another croquet club): £100, Students: £40, Juniors: £25
We play the two codes of croquet:
Golf croquet (the quicker to learn version) and
Association croquet (the more complex version).
On our social club afternoons (Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2pm) Golf croquet doubles is mainly played, an ideal way to teach beginners. The afternoons include tea and an opportunity to get to know our members.
Association croquet is played on Fridays and Sundays starting at 10:30 am each day and going on usually until mid-afternoon.
At all other times full members (i.e. those with keys) can come and play/practice as much as they wish.
Members receive regular e-mails updating them on all club news and forthcoming events.
There is no particular dress code, but flat-soled shoes are a must. (White clothing is only worn for matches and tournaments. )
Members are welcome to bring along friends to play for a visitor fee of £5 per half day or £10 per full day.
The Club is a member of The Croquet Association and hosts three tournaments annually.
It is non-profit making and is run by a Committee elected each year at an AGM. Our current committee officers are:
Keith Bishop (Treasurer)
0121 688 1020
Other Committee members are Sally Satchwell, Jenny Buchan, Paddy Heath, Steve Bellfield and Richard Thompson.