About the club
North Hykeham Croquet Club was formed in 1998 and had two “homes” in North Hykeham before moving the Hartsholme Cricket Club where we play on the cricket outfield.
Our season runs from April to October, and membership is open to people of any age. New recruits are always welcome, and all members have the use of our equipment as well as access to coaching from our more experienced players.
We play mostly Golf Croquet, but do play Association Croquet for those interested in this form of the game.
We play in the Golf Croquet Leagues of the Federation of East Midlands Croquet Clubs.
Why play croquet?
Croquet is an enjoyable, sociable game that can be played by people of any age and of either sex. There are two principal forms of the game – Association and Golf.
Association Croquet is a game of complex strategy and high levels of skill, and is similar in many ways to games like snooker or pool.
Golf Croquet is quick to learn, but requires accuracy and tactics to master.
Both forms of the game may be played as singles or doubles and many people enjoy playing both, as skills learned in one form of the game may be applied to the other.
Croquet’s effective handicap system recognises smart thinking as much as physical skill, so everyone has a good chance of winning.
As with any game, the best players probably start young, but many take it up after retiring from more energetic pursuits. It can be as skilful as you want it to be – advanced players can take it very seriously, but most club members probably see it as a relaxing and friendly way of passing an afternoon.