In 2020 the club will be running Introductory Coaching Courses, mainly for the benefit of new members. Providing they are not over-subscribed, some of these may also be suitable for any of last year's new members who feel they might benefit from a repeat.
New members may participate in any or all of these three courses:
- Tuesday evenings, May 19th and 26th at 6 p.m. - 'An Introduction to Croquet' with Derek Blow.
- Tuesday evenings, June 2nd to July 7th at 6 p.m. - Follow-on Beginners' Course with Ailsa Lines.
- Thursday evenings, June 4th and 11th at 6 p.m. - Introductory Course with Roger Berkeley.
The 'Introduction to Croquet' course is designed to help you quickly learn how to take advantage of the club's facilities, to teach you some strokes and hoop running techniques, and to put it all together in a game which you will be able to play with friends and other club members by the end of the course.
The six week follow-on Beginners' Course is intended mainly for new members.This course will extend your skills and understanding of the game, teaching you a new range of strokes and introducing break building and strategy. By the end of this you will be on your way as a croquet player and will be able to participate in a range of activities designed for new players.
All our courses are intended to be enjoyable and sociable as well as instructive. No croquet equipment is needed; just come with flat-soled footwear and suitable clothing to be comfortable for outdoor activity.