Cheltenham Croquet Club is one of the largest in the country , we have 11 full size lawns and a small practice area. Our members are of all ages and both sexes, ranging from complete beginners to players of county and even international standard.
New members are welcome, and a free introductory coaching session is provided with further lessons available. ( see Learn)
All variations of croquet - handicap, advanced, speed, golf and one ball - are played all year round. Lawns are available during the winter months for hardier members! There are many Club competitions
The Club has hosted a number of major Championships - in 2005 the Club hosted the World Championships and in 2009 Cheltenham hosted the Mitsubishi Motors European Team Championship.
The national Croquet Association now has its headquarters in the Club grounds.
There are two mains forms of Croquet- both played on the same layout of lawn. The skills required for each overlap and many people play both forms of the game.In Association Croquet one player at a time tries to make a "break" ( as in snooker) using the balls as "stepping-stones" round the lawn . In Golf Croquet the players follow a course contesting each hoop in turn; as soon as one hoop is scored all players move on to contest the . Both forms of the game are played here
Spectators are always welcome and members are delighted to be asked to explain the game.
All that is needed is a pair of flat-soled shoes as the Club provides mallets and other equipment.
So come along and give these fascinating games a try.
Are Lawns Open?
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ARE LAWNS OPEN 01242 512650
2015 Open days will be on Sunday March 29 and Saturday 25 April .
Contact the Secretary to book a time , or come along between 10-3.
March 7-8- course for prospective coaches Details on CA fixture list or SW Federation website
We need to rake the gravel on the Car Park back into place. If you are free on Friday March 6 at 10.00 please come along with a rake ,or shovel etc. - but do not park in the car park! Time and energy permitting we will then see if any creeping foliage needs removing from around the huts – so bring pruners etc as well please.