Enfield Croquet Club - 1993 to 2023 Celebrating 30 Glorious Years
Enfield Croquet Club - 1993 to 2023Celebrating 30 Glorious Years

Preparing To Play - Laying Out The Lawn

1.  Knowing Your Lawns

 

Enfield Croquet Club has three lawns numbered 1, 2 and 3.

 

Lawn 1 is the first one you come across on entering through the gates.    Lawn 3 is the furthest away - looking diagonally - and lawn 2 is the lawn that lies in front of the Joan and Basil Lawrence bench.    See aerial shot below.

The lawns are used on a rotation basis.   This is currently changed on a fortnightly basis and the order of use is displayed in the Club Hut on the notice board on immediately entering.

 

2.  The Right Trolley For The Right Lawn

In the main room of the Hut are three trolleys - numbered 1-3 to match the lawn to which they should be respectively used.

 

These were built by Peter Brock some years ago and have been recently repaired by Andrew Yianni.   We tgerefore ask that they are treated with care especially when being removed from the hut when the ramp by the front door should be used.

 

They hold the two sets of balls - primary and secondary; the six numbered hoops which correlate with the lawn hoops' layout; a rubber headed mallet; magnets for scoring and a divet with which to attend to any rabbit runs.

3.  The Right Mallet 

The Club provides a range of mallets for use by members and visitors.  They range in height from 33 to 38" and in weight from around 2lb 10oz to 3lb 2oz.    These can be found mounted on the walls in the main room of the hut.

4.  The Lawn Layout

The layout of the hoops on a croquet lawn are shown in the diagram below which also includes the order in which the course is run.

 

Our hoops are numbered 1-6 and should be put in the correlating holes with the numbers facing the hut on lawns 2 and 3; and facing towards the pavillion on lawn 1.

Enfield Croquet Club

Bush Hill Park Recreation Ground

Cecil Avenue

Enfield EN1 1PS

 

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