In addition to the Introductory coaching courses provided mainly for new members (described here) , we provide a wide range of coaching opportunities for established members, in both Association Croquet and Golf Croquet. 

The purpose of all activities in our coaching programme is to give our members opportunities to:

  • learn and develop as players,
  • meet other members, and
  • enjoy themselves.

This year (2020), 7 coaching groups have been established, each with a lead organiser:

GroupSuitable for: Lead
Group 1AC and GC Year 1 membersViv Staley
Group 2AC Handicaps 24-20,
& GC Handicaps 8+
Derek Blow
Group 3AC Handicaps of 18-12Rob Edlin-White
Group 4AC Handicaps 11- 5John Davis
Group 5AC Handicaps below 5Keith Aiton
Group 6GC Handicaps of 7 and below.Rachel Gee
Group 7Juniors and SchoolsIan Draper


Club members are invited to make contact with the relevant lead and sign up to the group. Each group lead will publish a programme of events, and will be looking for help from club members, especially qualified coaches. As well as organising formal coaching  sessions, the group leads will facilitate communication within their group - e.g. by setting up a WhatsApp group - to encourage mutual learning and organising of practice sessions. 

Additionally there will be a number of discreet coaching events organised during the season which will be announced on the online club calendar and the emailed newsletters. The provisional list so far is:

Sunday  3rd May   10am-3pmDerek BlowAC Refresher Course -'Back to Basics'Handicaps 24-18
Tuesday 4th August  6pm-8pmDerek BlowAC 4 Ball breaksHandicaps 24-18
Sunday 7th June & every 1st Sunday in the month thereafter 10am-12 NoonViv StaleyAC use of Bisques, 4-ball breaks etcHandicap 24-18


Monday 8th June  All day
James DeathAC Peeling courseHandicaps 6 and below


Please check the club calendar for up to date information.