Our facilities

We have three lawns of international standard.

Our playing season runs from April to October, and members are free to use the club equipment whenever they want.

The Club plays both official versions of Croquet, namely Golf Croquet and Association Croquet. Golf croquet is quick to learn. Association Croquet is more complex.

On our club afternoons – Wednesdays and Saturdays – Golf Croquet doubles is played, an ideal way to teach new players. The afternoons include tea and an opportunity to get to know our members.Fridays and Sundays from 10.30 a.m. are club days for Association croquet.On Tuesday evenings during the months of May to August both Association and Golf Croquet are played. 

Members are also able to play and practice at any time outside the above club times..

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

On normal club days there is no particular dress code,

the only constraint is that flat-soled shoes must be worn to protect our lawns.

Predominatly white clothing is worn for matches and tournaments.

The Club caters for players of all abilities!

Those just looking for a pleasant social scene will enjoy the two club afternoons a week and the pleasant ambience that the Club has to offer at all times.

Those wanting to play more seriously will be encouraged to take part in our in-club competitions, which are tailored for both Association and Golf players of all abilities. They will also be encouraged to represent the Club in league matches,

and enter as individuals tournaments both at our Club and around the country.

You will be surprised at how many new friends can be made within the national croquet family.

Members are also able to arrange games privately or to come and practice any time, subject to availability of the lawns. (Events and tournaments which we host are listed in the diary in the clubhouse and on the website.)

Barbecues, fun competitions and meals out are often arranged on an ad hoc basis.

Members are welcome to bring along friends for a visitor fee of £5 per half day or £10 per full day. (Maximum of 3 visits per guest per season).

Our committee members for this year are:

Chair -Esther Jones

Secretary -Dr Tony Whateley

Treasurer -Keith Bishop

Lawns Manager -Paddy Heath

Webmaster -Dr Tony Whateley

Members of Committee

Sally Satchwell

Jenny Buchan

Richard Thompson

Steve Bellfield

TOURNAMENT PROGRAMME FOR 2020

ASSOCIATION CROQUET

Monday/Tuesday 8th/9th June – THE HALSE CUP

Friendly association tournament for all handicaps

Handicap play

Holder: Brian Shorney

West Middlands Federation event 

Entries by e-mail to Tony Whateley t.whateley@sky.com

Sat/Sun 15th/16th August – THE TOMPKINSON SHIELD 

Holderer: Nigel Polhill

Level advanced play for handicaps -1 to 5

CA event entry via CA online system

Sun/Bk Hol Mon 30th/31st August – THE SALLY NICHOLS TROPHY

Holder: Adam Moliver

Level advanced play for handicaps 2 – 8

CA event entry via CA online system

 GOLF CROQUET

Tuesday 1st September – ABNALLS CUP   …..to be confirmed

B  –  Level Tournament for handicaps 3 +

Holder: Jane Tewson

Invitational event: contact Richard Thompson

r@rthomps.plus.com