Welcome To St Albans Croquet Club
Croquet has been played in Clarence Park since 1979. You might have tried it in the back garden but our club is one of more than 120 throughout the country which are affiliated to the Croquet Association. We play the game according to rules laid down by the Croquet Association. Far from being the vicious game of myth in which one hits one's opponents ball into the shrubbery croquet is a challenging and intriguing sport requiring tactical ability, judgement and skill rather than strength and fast reflexes. It is therefore ideal for players of all ages, whether male or female. A handicapping system allows players of different standards to compete against each other.
Whether you are an experienced player or a beginner (or someone in between) you will be welcome as a new member of St Albans Croquet Club. To join phone the Secretary Heather Bennett on 01727 822252
Our lawn is part of the sports complex in Clarence Park and is available to members during the season from April to early October when the Park is open from early in the day to dusk although the lawn should be booked using the lawn booking system. See the Lawn Bookings page on this website.
A beginners course is usually held each year. See Calendar.
The Club plays matches on handicap against neighbouring clubs in the Herts-Beds League.
The only equipment you need is a pair of flat soled shoes. The Club provides the rest.