Great Glen

Croquet (Thursday) A

Thursdays 10.00 to 11.30am
School Room, Methodist Church, Oaks Road, Great Glen, LE8 9EF

Group Leader Tony Baxter 0116 276 7835 Email: Thursday Croquet Croquet icon

Do you imagine Croquet is a leisurely pastime for gentle-folk who tap coloured balls through hoops? What nonsense!

From knowledge of the Great Glen U3A Thursday at 10 am group there is nothing gentle about it. Are the teams of four players competitive? Extremely! Ruthless? Undoubtedly! They plot secretively. They destroy their opponents’ hard–won positions without a tremor.

Now these are people whom you might meet in the street, they may even be your neighbours, and you would find them friendly, intelligent, humorous and generous. But put into their hands a mallet and two heavy balls, and the character changes completely. Jekyll and Hyde! Roquet and Croquet! As one lady in a team said about her opponents when their strategy went adrift, ‘We really shouldn’t gloat’…..but there was a wicked smile on her face at that moment.

We put down our mallets, tidied the court ready for the 11.30am group, and once again became friendly.

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There are alternative Croquet Groups on Tuesday PM and immediately following this session.
The Tuesday session has vacancies and welcomes beginners.

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