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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 is £10.00.

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 to demand.

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.



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 is £5.00 per person, 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).  Please note that we are not taking any more taster session bookings for 2017 due to an already full schedule.

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