Sports - Croquet
We can again, for the 2020 season, offer our members the opportunity to learn and play this popular sport at Colchester’s Premier Croquet venue, under the guidance of experienced club players.
We are necessarily limited to 16 places, using two lawns, playing from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at Colchester Croquet Club. There will be the same two Blocks of playing sessions, the first from April to July comprising 8 playing sessions, and the second from August to October comprising 6 sessions.
The registration and payment procedures introduced last year will again apply. This year’s registration will take place from 30th March to 4th April, and payment for the first block must be received by 6th April. Any registered player who hasn't paid by this last date will have their registration considered void, and their place will be offered to the next player on the list of those who had missed the registration cut-off.
The specific playing dates have been posted on the Croquet Group News page. The individual sessions occur at mostly fortnightly intervals on Wednesday afternoons. Sixteen players are registered for each block and who plays with who (in foursomes) is decided before play starts; advance payment prior to, and for, each Block of playing sessions is required. Those players who miss the 16 player registration cut-off will be placed on a stand-by list under three categories reflecting their chosen individual commitment.
Please refer to Croquet Group News for more detailed information, including how to apply for registration, make payment in advance, and the different Stand-by categories available.
All equipment is very kindly provided by the Club, as is coaching and refreshments, with members paying a set lawn fee for each playing session, and by Block in advance. This is ideal for those members who have never played before but would like to experience taster-skills under expert guidance, on excellently prepared lawns.
If you would like to learn more, please use the Bluebird contact button at the side of the page to send a message to the Group Leader.
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