Welcome to Norwich Croquet Club


We must all have regard to the fact that the pandemic, although contained, is not yet over. A full vaccination programme provides a high degree of protection against severe illness and hospitalisation. However, those vaccinated can still become infected and can transmit the virus to others.
The spread of the virus is more likely to occur when people are closely gathered in confined indoor spaces. It is unlikely to be spread in the open air and it is also less likely that the virus will be transmitted via a hard or fabric surface.
Guidance for members

  • When indoors, respect each other’s personal space, particularly during larger gatherings. Those who consider themselves to be more vulnerable may wish to leave the clubhouse when more people are present.
  • At all times keep the clubhouse well ventilated.
  • Hand sanitising gel will continue to be available, for those who wish to use it.
  • Do not attend the club with known Covid infection, or if feeling unwell with a temperature or viral illness symptoms.
  • Use common sense to stay safe.

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.

Interested in holding a Corporate Event? Please see our Corporate Events Page.

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.

Interested in Playing?

Before deciding whether to join the club, prospective members are welcome to try the game. See our taking part section for details, and contact us if you want more information.