Welcome to the Nottingham Croquet Club website
Important - Club temporary closed due to Corona-virus crisis.
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The club welcomes new members, both beginners and established players.
The club has five permanent full-sized lawns with shared use of three adjacent bowling greens and a grade II listed pavilion in Highfields Park, which has recently been restored with the help of a £3.2M grant from the Heritage and Big Lottery Funds. Players range in strength from complete beginners to world class. Membership is open to anyone interested in Croquet.
If you would like to get more of a flavour of the game and what sort of people it might appeal to, please click on the following links to short video or sound clips:
- What croquet means to me
- Womens World Championship (hosted by the club in 2015)
- Two loyal members
- Tackling the image problem - interviews with young croquet players (by Robert Walker, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 PM programme)
For people interested in taking up the sport, the club normally holds an Open Day in May, followed by an introductory course on Tuesday evenings.
In 2019 the club hosted the Under-21 World Golf Croquet Championship from 20th - 24th July. Euan Burridge, one of our members, was a bronze medallist.
For established players the club runs a range of internal competitions each season, and a number of Tournaments that are also open to Visitors. It has teams competing in five national competitions and several of its members have competed internationally. Indeed, a recent open Association Croquet world champion and the reigning women's Association Croquet world champion, Paddy and Miranda Chapman, are members of the club.
Although the full facilities are only available to members, casual players can be accommodated if a lawn and member to assist them are available and social groups can be entertained by prior arrangement. Students are also welcome, and if there enough interest the former Student Croquet Club could be revived.
The club is a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) registered with HMRC, and is a member of the Croquet Association, the national governing body for the sport, and the East Midlands Federation of Croquet Clubs.