Don’t worry if you missed our recent Open Evening (or if the less than
perfect weather put you off), as there’s still time to join our beginners’
LEARN TO PLAY CROQUET: Beginners’ course starting Tuesday 13th June
Our 2017 Learn to Play Croquet course takes
place over three weekly sessions starting on Tuesday 13th June. This is for
people new to the game, and will introduce participants to the rules and
tactics of Golf Croquet. Each session will
start with some tuition and demonstration exercises with coaching, and then
finish with some friendly doubles games with club players. Each session is from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm.
The cost of the
three-week Learn to Play Croquet course is £20.00 per person which is
excellent value as it also includes
membership of the club for the rest of the year! (Offer applies only to players new to
croquet.) For under-18s the course is
free if accompanied by a participating adult. For under-21s the reduced cost
The course takes place on
our Ashby Croquet Club lawns at Moira Miners Welfare sports ground, Bath
Lane, Moira DE12 6BP.
All equipment is provided
for the course; the only requirement is that flat-soled shoes or trainers be
worn. Please also bring wet-weather
clothing just in case, although we do have shelters available which are
useful during heavy showers.
To reserve a place on the course, please contact Derek Buxton (tel 01283 703585) or Richard Sanville (tel. 01283
223152). Alternatively just turn up to the first session and we should be
able to fit you in.
If you are unable to
attend any of the sessions, or have missed the start of the course – don't
worry, just come along to the ones you can and we can arrange one-to-one
tuition to make up for any sessions that you missed.
We hope that course
members will continue to play croquet with the club (although of course there
is no obligation), and as an extra incentive we are offering half-price club
membership to new players in their second season with the club.
Following on from the
Learn to Play course, we can offer further coaching in Golf Croquet and/or an
introduction to Association Croquet on an individual or group basis according
If you are interested in learning croquet but are unable to attend (or
have missed) the Learn to Play course, just come along to one of our club
sessions (April to early October: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm or Sunday
afternoons) to learn the basics and enjoy a friendly game.
GROUP TASTER SESSIONS
We also arrange croquet taster
sessions for outside groups and organisations, e.g. WI groups and Round
Table. Taster sessions are normally
held on Monday or Wednesday evenings from 6.30 to 8.30pm, between mid-May and
mid-August. The charge for a two-hour session in 2017 is £5.00 per person, the
same price as last year, with a minimum charge of £50.00 (i.e. 10
people). We can also arrange a buffet
after the croquet, if you require, at an additional cost of £6.00 per person
(minimum 10 people). If you would like
to book a croquet taster session for your group, please contact (tel. 01283 703585) or (tel. 01283 223152).