In addition to Club days and casual games between club members, there are various activities including coaching, internal club competitions, and matches against other clubs.

Further events will be added to the Calendar from time to time during the course of the season.

In addition, on one weekend each month in winter indoor croquet at Soham
is available to club members. See the East Anglian Croquet Federation
website for details.

2024 CALENDAR

All events
Home court events
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Date show hide Show/hide all Type Event / Opponents Venue / Result
hide JANUARY - MARCH
Wed 21 February (19:30)   Annual club dinner Blue Check Restaurant, 144-146 High St., Bushey, WD23 3DH
Mon 11 March (19:30)   AGM St.Oswald's Church Hall, 17 Malvern Way, Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, WD3 3QL
hide APRIL
Sat 6 April GC GC coaching course (Chiltern Academy)  
Sun 21 April GCTournament GC Progressive Doubles Tournament  
Fri 26 April (09:30) GCTournament Open GC C-Level Tournament  
Sat 27 April ACTournament AC Charity One-Ball Tournament  
hide MAY
Mon 6 May (09:30) GCTournament Open GC B-Level Tournament  
Wed 15 - Thu 16 May ACTournament Open AC Midweek Advanced Tournament  
hide JUNE
Sun 9 June GCTournament Open GC Handicap Doubles Tournament  
Wed 12 June ACFriendly Cambridge University Home
Sat 15 June ACTournament Open AC One-Day Tournament  
Tue 25 June (provisional) GCTournament GC One-Day Tournament  
Sat 29 - Sun 30 June GCTournament Open GC A-level Tournament  
hide JULY
Sun 21 July GCTournament EACF GC Club Champions Tournament  
Wed 24 - Thu 25 July ACTournament Open AC Midweek B-Level Advanced Tournament  
Mon 29 July - Sun 4 August
(provisional)
ACFriendly AC Tour Away
hide AUGUST
Thu 22 August (provisional) ACTournament AC One-Day Doubles Tournament  
Sat 31 August - Sun 1 September GCTournament Open GC Tournament  
hide SEPTEMBER
Sat 7 September (provisional) ACTournament AC One-Day Tournament  
Sun 15 September (provisional) GCTournament GC Progressive Doubles Tournament  
Sat 21 September (provisional) ACTournament AC One-Ball Tournament  
Sat 28 - Sun 29 September GCTournament National GC C-Level Series final  
hide OCTOBER - DECEMBER
hide 2025 CALENDAR YEAR
Sun 28 September GCTournament GC National Grass Roots Competition Cancelled
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AC Association Croquet League League match Friendly Friendly match Tournament Tournament
GC Golf Croquet League League Regional finals National National club competition 4Club 4-Club Tournament

10:00am start for matches and 9:30am start for tournaments unless otherwise indicated.


See also the Croquet England Fixtures Calendar and the East Anglian Croquet Federation Diary.

 

CLUB DAYS

In the summer period (roughly April to September) club members can play ACAssociation Croquet ('AC') and GCGolf Croquet ('GC') on any day of the week whenever there is a free court appearing in the booking system. In practice this means that they can play except when it clashes with any home events in the calendar above that occupy all the available courts. Check the booking system for specific details.

Furthermore, they can also play AC or GC without prior booking whenever one of the corresponding club sessions is shown in the booking system. In summary, except when other events take priority:

Mondays AC

ACGC

AC club session from 14:00 on two courts

AC or GC all day in any free booking slot

Tuesdays GC

ACGC

GC club session from 12:00 on two courts

AC or GC from 12:00 in any free booking slot

Wednesdays AC

ACGC

AC club session from 14:00 on two courts

AC or GC all day in any free booking slot

Thursdays ACGC AC or GC from 12:00 in any free booking slot
Fridays GC

ACGC

GC club session from 10:00 on two courts

AC or GC all day in any free booking slot

Saturdays AC

ACGC

AC club session from 14:00 on two courts

AC or GC all day in any free booking slot

Sundays GC

ACGC

GC club session from 10:00 on two courts

AC or GC all day in any free booking slot

Courts are generally unavailable on Tuesdays and Thursdays before 12 noon to allow for mowing and maintenance.

Two of the club's four courts are allocated to the regular sessions listed above; the other two courts can be used for either AC or GC on any day and at any time (except on occasions when allocated to a club event), and can be booked in advance by members using the online Court Booking System.

For winter play (October to March) the AC club Wednesday afternoon sessions start at 13:00 instead, and AC play is restricted to the booked sessions on Monday and Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons, with GC play taking priority on the available court(s) at all other times.

Club members who turn up at the lawns during one of these club sessions 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, and to book a court. Members' contact details can be found in the Members Area of this website after logging in.

In addition, non-members are welcome to visit a club session for free to try croquet 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.

COACHING

ACGC There are no formal coaching courses yet planned, but if you are interested in any ad hoc coaching please contact us.

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.