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Membership Matters at Bristol Croquet Club

Information About our Membership Criteria


We welcome applications for membership from anyone who

If you don't have a croquet handicap, or it's a distant memory, please go to the try croquet page. To apply for membership, just contact our Secretary.

Applications for membership will be managed on a 'first come, first served' basis and may be subject to the following considerations by the Committee

Classes of Membership

The following classes of membership are available.

Class Criteria
Full member Playing member for whom Bristol is their Primary Club as registered with the CA
Associate member Playing member for whom Bristol is not their Primary Club as registered with the CA
Under-25 Playing member aged 10-24 on 1st March of the membership year
Retired playing member Former Full members
Social member This is by Committee invitation only and will normally be extended only to a close relative or partner of an existing Full member
Honorary member As determined according to the Constitution
Life member A category available to the Committee if required, e.g. to raise funds for a particular purpose

NB: Fees may be adjusted for Full and Associate members according to how far they live from the club and will be published each year.

Refer to Membership Matters and the Constitution.

Conditions of Membership

Every Member of Bristol Croquet Club is deemed to have been informed of and undertaken to comply with the rules and guidance published on the Club's website in the Club Guide or otherwise communicated to members.

Bristol Croquet Club is run by volunteers and every member is encouraged to play an active role in this - anything from making a cake, catering for an event, to lawns and property maintenance, coaching, playing for the club, or serving on the Committee.

Benefits of Membership

All Members

Playing Members

In addition, Playing and Life Members may:

Exclusion of Liability

The Club accepts no liability for any loss or damage to any property occurring, from whatever cause, in or about the Club's lawns or other premises.

Annual Subscriptions (Fees)

The membership year runs from 1st March and annual subscriptions must be paid before this date. Members will be invited to renew their membership by 31st December to benefit from an 'EarlyBird' subscription rate. New members will be welcome to join the club at any time and will be offered a proportionally reduced subscription fee if joining after the start of the season.

Membership of the club entitles you to participate in all activities, such as Scrabble, table tennis and coffee mornings. A small fee may be charged for some social events to cover the cost of refreshments and heating.

Category Details EarlyBird Fee Standard Fee
Full Member Aged 18 and over.
Primary residence within 15 miles (by road) of the club
Named Bristol Croquet Club as their primary croquet club
£220 £250
Associate Member Near Aged 18 and over.
Primary residence within 15 miles (by road) of the club
£110 £125
Associate Member Far Aged 18 and over.
Primary residence over 15 miles (by road) from the club
£75 £85
Student Member Aged between 18 and 25 years old and in full-time education. £30 £35
Junior Member Aged 10 to 17 years old. £30 £35
Social Member Non-playing member £30 £35
Beginners' Course     £75

See also the Expenses Policy.


Agreed by Committee February 2022 To be reviewed December 2025

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