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Welcome to Bristol Croquet Club

Bristol Croquet Club offers a warm welcome. Croquet is the thinking-person’s sport - a game of strategy and skill, where men and women play on equal terms.

Think you know croquet? Think again!

Croquet has a handicap system that allows players of all abilities to compete against each other.

You don't need a partner, you don't need to be very fit, all you need is an active mind and a pair of flat-soled shoes - we supply everything else.

Drop in and watch at a club session or give it a try at an open day. Small-group 6-week beginners' courses start in late April.

For more information, please email Chris Frew, who will be happy to help.

What is croquet all about - and why should you give it a try?


Open Day a Success

Chris Frew writes: Many thanks to all club members who helped make our open day on Sunday 7th April such a success. The final tally was 32 attenders, of whom 11 filled in the Beginners' Course Application form on the spot. Of the rest, most took away the Application Form, hopefully to return soon.

As a result, we have more than enough to start the Beginners' Coaching lessons on Tuesday 23rd April 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, and then for the following five Tuesdays.

Off to a Flying Start

Bristol beat a very strong Cheltenham team in the League for Advanced Play on Saturday April 6th.

2-1 down at lunch, Bristol won three of the four singles matches in the afternoon to finish 4-3. Cheltenham were the only team to beat Bristol last season, though Bristol did not drop another match and won the league. An unusual feature of the match was all four afternoon games had a pegged-out (3-ball) ending.

For more information, please email Chris Frew, who will be happy to help.