We have a thriving Juniors programme, thanks largely to the initiative, effort and leadership of Ian Draper and his strong team of volunteers. The junior membership starts at age 7.

All activities involving children are supervised by DBS-certified club members. Parents, guardians, teachers etc are very welcome to attend (and may be offered an opportunity to have a go themselves!) Our policies page includes details of our safeguarding policy and safeguarding officer. We respect privacy and do not take or publish photos including recognisable children without explicit permission of a parent or guardian and the willingness of the individual(s).

The planned activities for 2023 are below.

Croquet in local primary schools

The schools programme will be offered to all year 6 pupils at The Lanes and Dunkirk primary schools. It will begin in early June and will consist of two introductory sessions followed by after-school sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Junior Club

Every Wednesday after school, from 4pm – 5.30pm.

Spring School:  May 29 - June 2nd

In recent years we have run a successful and popular Mallet Sports Summer School. This year we plan to run a Mallet Sports Spring School which will be open to all 7-14 year olds and will run 2pm-4pm every afternoon of the week. There is a charge of £25 per person for the week. Further information and applications can be obtained from Ian Draper (07962 448848) or by using this contact form.

Nottingham Croquet Club activities
    • Junior members are invited to participate in the club social doubles events on many Saturday afternoons from 2pm - 5:30pm, club roll-up sessions and beginners' tournaments.
    • There will be two club tournament blocks one for the under 12 and the other for the under 18 Juniors.
    • There will also be an achievement award scheme run by Sarah Butler and Veronica Savill.
National Schools and Juniors Championships

These events open to all Juniors under 18 will take place at Nottingham on the weekend of 16th and 17th September.

Other Junior Activities

Junior Bring a Friend afternoon
Sunday 14th May  10:30pm – 5pm
Inviting all juniors to bring a friend or group of friends to come to the club and play some fun games on a croquet lawn.

Member bring a Junior afternoon
Sunday 21st March 12:30pm – 5pm
Inviting all members to bring a child, grandchild, nephew, niece, neighbour, friend etc.