Welcome to Norwich Croquet Club
REVISED COVID-19 RULES
Since 17 May 2021 the Club has been open for play, subject to some less stringent conditions than those formerly in place. HM Government has announced that all mandatory restrictions will be removed with effect from 19 July 2021.
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Norwich Croquet Club welcomes new members, of any age or level of experience from beginner to advanced. Please go to Contact Us for our email address
Croquet is one of the finest outdoor sports. It is a friendly game combining ball skills as well as tactics, it’s relatively easy to understand, and it’s fun to play.
If you are thinking of taking up croquet from scratch, please keep reading this section for a brief introduction to the game and its benefits.
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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 are 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 skillful 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.
About the Club
The Club was formed in 1981 and is now based in Eaton Park, Norwich, NR4 7AY.
Normally our season runs from April to October with winter play for the hardy, 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.
For both formats of the game, there are internal events and regional or national leagues and tournaments for those who wish to play competitively. These cater for all levels of player from beginner to expert.