Cheltenham Croquet Club is one of the largest and oldest in Britain. We have 11 full size lawns and a practice area. Our members are of all ages and both sexes, ranging from complete beginners to players of county and international standard.
 
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 has its headquarters in the Club grounds.
 
All variations of croquet - handicap, advanced, speed, golf and one ball - are played all year round. Lawns are available during the winter months for our hardier members!  There are many Club competitions held during the main season (April to September).
 
New members are very welcome. We organise free taster days throughout the summer.

For a small fee a set of 3 introductory coaching sessions are provided for prospective members, with further free tutorials and coaching sessions available after joining the club (see LEARN).
 
We can also arrange corporate sessions for businesses and local groups. Please contact the Secretary.
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Come to  a taster  day on Sunday May12th from 10am-3pm Tuition and equipment provided     email: croquetcheltenham@gmail.com 
to book an hour's slot  
Please wear flat-soled shoes and water proofs if a wet day

A newcomer's experience

As a reasonably accomplished rackets game player coming to croquet as a newcomer I was apprehensive. But with 3 lessons for £25 , reimbursed off the subscription if I joined, there was nothing to lose.

First impressions were that the rudiments can be quickly learned but becoming an expert player was going to take some time. After a couple of sessions with my mentor he introduced me to the free AC coaching sessions and roll up golf. It would seem there is not much in the way of hierarchy, the good players mix and play with the rabbits so social integrations doesn't take very long. I used to say you had to invest a couple of years in a rackets club until you find your peer group. Not so at Cheltenham croquet club, integration into club life is fast tracked.

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