In addition to Club days and casual games between club members, there are various
activities including coaching,
internal club competitions, and matches against other
Further events will be added to the Calendar from time to time during the course of the season.
|printer-friendly version||Calendars by year:
|Date Show/hide all||Type||Event / Opponents||Venue / Result|
|JANUARY - MARCH|
|Wed 20 February (19:30)||AGM||Methodist Church Hall, New Road, Croxley Green, WD3 3EL|
|Wed 27 February (19:00)||Annual club dinner||Blue Check Restaurant, 144-146 High St., Bushey, WD23 3DH|
|Mon 1 April (provisional)||All 4 courts open for the summer season|
|Fri 5 April (10:00)||Introduction to Croquet course|
|Fri 12 April (10:00)||Introduction to Croquet course|
|Sat 13 April (provisional)||Oxford University||Home|
|Thu 18 April (11:00)||AC One-Ball Tournament|
|Mon 6 May (09:30)||Open GC B-Level Tournament|
|Tue 7 May||GC C-Class Tournament|
|Wed 8 May (provisional)||Letchworth||Away|
|Sun 12 May||Open Day|
|Wed 15 - Thu 16 May (09:30)||Open AC Midweek Advanced Tournament|
|Fri 17 May||GC 4-Club Trophy||Leighton Linslade|
|Thu 23 May||Cambridge University||Home|
|Sat 8 June (09:30)||Open AC One-Day Tournament|
|Mon 17 June||GC 4-Club Trophy||Wrest Park|
|Sat 6 July||EACF GC Club Champions Tournament|
|Wed 24 July-Mon 29 July||AC South West Tour||Away|
|Thu 25 July||GC 4-Club Trophy|
|Mon 29 July-Tue 30 July||GC Tour||Away|
|Mon 19 August||GC 4-Club Trophy||Northampton|
|Sun 25 August||Golf Croquet Fun Day|
|Sat 7 September||AC One-Day Tournament|
|Sat 21 September||AC Regional league play-off
(if winning Beds & Herts league)
|Thu 26 September (11:00)||AC One-Ball Tournament|
|Sat 28 - Sun 29 September||National Schools & Juniors Tournament|
|OCTOBER - DECEMBER|
|October (provisional)||Courts closed for winter maintenance|
|Association Croquet||League match||Friendly match||Tournament|
|Golf Croquet||League Regional finals||National club competition|
10:00am start for matches and 9:30am start for tournaments unless otherwise indicated.
See also the Croquet Association Fixtures Calendar and the East Anglian Croquet Federation Diary.
Apart from when it clashes with the event calendar above, Club members meet each week during the playing season as follows. Club members who turn up at the lawns on one of these occasions can usually expect to get a game. At other times it is generally advisable to plan a specific game with another club member in advance. A list of members' contact details is posted inside the club hut.
|Mondays||Association Croquet from 14:00 (winter: from 11:00)|
|Tuesdays||Golf Croquet from 11:00|
|Wednesdays||Association Croquet from 14:00 (winter: from 11:00)|
|Thursdays||court maintenance and some club matches
Association Croquet from 16:00 (summer only)
|Fridays||Golf Croquet from 09:45|
|Saturdays||Association Croquet from 14:00 (winter: from 11:00)|
|Sundays||Golf Croquet from 12:00|
New in 2019: Two of the club's four courts are allocated to the regular sessions listed above; the other two courts can be used for either Association or Golf Croquet on any day and at any time (except on occasions when allocated to a club match or tournament), and can be booked in advance by members using the online Court Booking System.
In addition, non-members are welcome to visit for free in up to three club sessions to try it out before being asked to join. Just turn up and speak to a member. Equipment will be provided by the club. All we ask is that you wear flat-soled shoes.
An Introduction to Croquet course for 2019 will be held on Sundays 5 and 12 April from 10:00 - 12:30. If you are interested in this course please contact us. There is a fee of £15 which is deductible from this year's membership fee if you join the club.
In addition to any more formal courses that might be arranged, free informal coaching for both Association and Golf Croquet is generally offered by the more experienced players on club days on an ad hoc basis to both existing club members and prospective new members.