The leader and contact is John Hall, tel: 01223 846351.
The U3A Croquet Regulars meet on Wednesday mornings on the Meldreth Croquet Club’s lawn which is behind the British Queen pub in Meldreth. This is a fantastic lawn, maintained by the club, in the most pleasant of surroundings. All equipment is provided. All you need is a pair of relatively flat shoes (and the green fee of £3 a session)!
The U3A club plays Golf Croquet which is the most social and the most rapidly growing of all the croquet versions. We also play with a definite bias for enjoyment and most games are with partners, so there is always someone on your side.
If you have never played the game, it is a discovery worth making. It has that pleasant mix of tactics and skills that provides a challenge, and keeps you playing. It is also a skill for a lifetime. Nationally, some are still playing in their nineties!
We meet weekly from late April until the end of September. Once a month we enjoy a lunch together at the British Queen pub and, if weather permits, we will also enjoy a sort of croquet picnic beside the lawn in the high summer.
To join the U3A regulars, you will either need to have played Golf Croquet before, or have completed the complete beginners course that we run once a year - further details are available from the group leader.
Croquet has now entered its winter hibernation. We are now planning for the next season which will provisionally start on 20 April 2020, when we hope for some early spring playing weather.
Part of our planning will be the possibility of a beginner’s course to join the short lawn sessions. This will be announced in the January or February newsletter. Contact John Hall if you would like to know more about what we do.