Introduction to Croquet Courses

Croquet can be a really easy game, but it really helps your enjoyment of the game if you’ve been taught the proper rules, how to hold your mallet, hit a ball properly, run hoops and make breaks.

Our one day Introduction to Croquet course provides a full introduction to the two main varieties of croquet. We’ll be running it four times in 2019, because of the extra interest we’re expecting as a result of our holding part of World Golf Croquet Championship here from 27th July to 2nd August.

The course dates for 2019 are Saturdays 4th May, 1st June, 20th July and 10th August.

Don’t worry if you know nothing about croquet – this course is designed for you! Or if you have played croquet before, perhaps in the garden, but aren’t really sure about all the rules, then come along – we’ll teach you everything you need to know.

These courses will be run by a qualified coach and last from 10am to 4pm including a break for lunch and several tutored play sessions. The overall structure is:

AM – How to hold a mallet, hit straight and run hoops
– Golf Croquet
– Association Croquet: two ball shots (croquet shots) and making breaks
– Simple tactics
PM – 3-ball breaks
– Rushes, Split shots and Rolls
– How to make life difficult for your opponent
– Starting and finishing tactics

The cost for the course is just £20 per person, including light refreshments.

What you need: just a pair of flat soled shoes (trainers are fine) and your lunch (the cafe in the park will be open, but queues can build up if it’s a nice day, and we’ve only got limited time in our schedule).

A free follow up session will be run at a mutually agreeable later date for those who’ve joined as members, to take you into more detail on shots, tactics and strategies.

To discuss this or for further information contact our Chairman, Jon Diamond, on 07885 372605 or by email:

To register and pay follow this link

More information about croquet and our club can be found on the rest of this website.