Club Sessions

The club sessions are up and running, (see the photos below from last weeks GC session).  As a reminder this year's sessions are:

  • AC Full lawn:  Monday 2.00 p.m.

                             Tuesday 6.30 p.m

  • AC Half lawn: Thursday 6.30 p.m. (Coaching sessions April/May)
                           Saturday 10.00 a.m.

  • GC                  Thursday 2.00 p.m.

 
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Introductory Course

We will be running a Croquet Introductory Course on Thursday evenings in May (5th, 12th, 19th & 26th) from 6:30-8:00pm.  Its designed for people who have no knowledge of the game, and will get you playing a basic game in the first session. We'll then go through the skills required for both golf and association croquet in later sessions.  Its lots of fun!

The course will be run by Heather (who is a qualified coach, and was awarded the trophy for most improved player in the year last year).

The cost will be £40 which will include membership of the club for the year.  If you'd like to sign-up then contact Heather (01727 822252 or heather.bennett130@btinternet.com), or use facebook messenger here

The lawn is set-up and will open on 6th April

Heather, Keith, Brian and Stephen braved the rain to set-up the lawn this morning.  The lines still need to be done, so the lawn will open on Thursday 6th.

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Croquet Associations Quinquennial Survey - 3rd April

The croquet association carrys out a survey of all plays (from social player to international) every 5 years.  If you complete it there's a chance for you or a club to win £150.  You can fill in the survey here.  We'd encourage you to put St Albans in the prize box!  The letter from the CA explaining the survey is here.

Update from the AGM - 20th March 2022

There was a good turnout at the AGM, and the times for club sessions, courses and competitions were set.

  • The following club sessions will be held weekly

    • AC Full lawn:  Monday 2.00 p.m.
                             Tuesday 6.30 p.m

    • AC Half lawn: Thursday 6.30 p.m. (Coaching sessions April/May)
                             Saturday 10.00 a.m.

    • GC                  Thursday 2.00 p.m. (with the possibility an evening  session if there is sufficient demand)

  • Heather will run refresher sessions on Thurs 21st and 28th April (+some sessions to introduce Advanced Level play)

  • An intoductory course will be held on Thursday evenings between 5th & 26th May (6:30-8pm).

  • As well as the three competitions we have held in previous years we will add a GC full lawn competition (see competitions page for more details)

  • We will hold a heat of the charity one-ball competition on 30th April. 

  • We will hold two speed doubles days

  • A GC singles or doubles event will be introduced.

Look out for details of these events and news of when the ​

Congratulations to Heather Bennett for winning the Steel Memorial Bowl

The Croquet Association has named Heather as the most improved female AC player in the country!  Many congratulations to her for winning this prestigious trophy.  The article in CA Gazette is below together with a photo of the trophy being awarded by Quiller Barrett the CA President. 

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Coffee Morning - 19th March 2022

The final coffee morning of the off-season will be held on 19th March.  See the mail from Vicki for details.

AGM - 14th March 2022

The AGM will be held on 14th March.  See the mail from Heather for details.  The website will be updated with details for the 2022 season after the AGM.

Secretary's Shield Report

A report on the 2021 Secretary's Shield Final (which we lost to Sheffield), appeared in the December 2021 issue of the Croquet Gazette. (The report on the website is here)

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