COMING SOON: SPRING & CROQUET Our 2015 Season starts Saturday 28th March
Commences April dates as detailed below:
This course is designed specifically for those new to croquet who wish to try out the game and receive some guidance on the technique, rules and playing practices. All the required equipment will be provided and each session will include the pleasure of being involved in an actual game against other individuals on the course. There are no special clothing requirements. Just wear sensible clothing suitable for the prevailing weather conditions on the day and a pair of flat comfortable shoes, such as trainers.
We also welcome any current croquet players or anyone who has previously played either code (Association Croquet or Golf Croquet). The course is designed to teach the basics of Golf Croquet because it is easier game for newcomers to learn, but we are also happy to provide refresher courses for those who wish to partake in Association games (subject to available lawn space).
There will be six days on which you will be able to attend our course in April. The dates are: Wednesdays the 8th, 15th and 22nd April. Plus Saturdays the 11th, 18th and 25th of April 2015 from 10.00am – Noon each day. We would advise that all participants attend at least two sessions if starting croquet from scratch. Croquet is ideal for those sports men and women who are not quite as lithe or flexible as they once were in their established sports. Our current crop of players for example include a number of ex tennis, golf, cricket, hockey, badminton, netball, football and cyclists. Some of whom will be coaching you should you attend.
Pre-registration is required. Email Gooner48@Blueyonder.co.uk or phone 020 8366 6005 to register for the course.
Anyone attending the course may be invited to join our Club once the course has been completed.
Photos below are all taken from previous INTRODUCTORY CROQUET SESSIONS in years past
Ken Pickett (Chairman), Brian Dawes (Secretary), Valerie Zaater (Treasurer), Sheila Rudling
SAT. 5th JULY 2014 - ALICE IN WONDERLAND DAY at FORTY HALL
Where Enfield Croquet Club members held a demonstration of croquet which entertained numerous children and quite a few adults for a very hectic couple of hours.
I'm advised that our Club's efforts were very much appreciated.
Enfield's Association croquet match reports can be found here
SPOTTED ON THE LAWNS
This Peacock butterfly (Nymphalis io) was spotted on the lawns by our resident lepidopterist Tony and photographed by Brian D whilst we were waiting to play in the Association Doubles on a Monday. Tony advises that he's seen Peacocks on the lawns previously and in exactly the same place.
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