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Learning to Play

Although the game might seem quite daunting, the basic rules of croquet are relatively simple. To progress, one needs to master the various different strokes and at the same time develop an understanding of the subtleties of tactics. Fortunately there is a well-developed handicap system in croquet which enables everybody from beginners to experts to play each other on equal terms.

There are a number of good articles and books on the theory of croquet, many of which can be found by following the links on this site. However, there's no substitute for playing the game to develop one's shots and tactics.

If you're interested in learning to play, you're very welcome to one of our club sessions which are held on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday afternoons at 2.00 pm and on Monday and Tuesday evenings starting at 6.00 pm. Note that on some Sundays there's an event on at Meadows which means the club sessions can't take place (see the fixture list for details). Although you won't be able to play when there's an event on, you're very welcome to come and watch and this gives you an excellent chance to see the game in action.

The 2018 season runs from Saturday 14th April to Sunday 7th October.