Croquet is a sport suitable for ages 9 - 90 plus, with variations of the game to suit everyone.
Croquet is played on lawns (we have four beautifully manicured lawns) in a style of snooker or billiards on grass with tactical similarities to chess and stoke-making similarities to golf.
The game encompasses two main codes: the traditional Association Croquet – the original and more creative version of the game – and the very popular Golf Croquet – a more relaxed and social version of the game. Both offer tactical challenges for players of all levels and is based on a handicapping system not unlike golf. See 'Club Days'for full details.
Our season runs from early September to the beginning of May the next year - play is also availble during the Winter months, weather permitting.
Register your interest today: by completing the Membership Nomination form on the next tab, or by calling 09 420 4157 or 09 426 3506 and leave a message with your name and phone number.
NUTS and BOLTS Subscription The present subscription is NZ$284 per member per season including CNZ and ACA levies. New members can join after a free-of-charge trial period. Over and above the season's subsrciption, a $2.00 per day per person fee applies to all players on Club days and must be paid on reporting - coins are appreciated and sorry, no IOU's
Equipment The only equipment required is a mallet.
Club mallets are available for new members to borrow for up to six months, after which you would be expected to purchase your own mallet
New mallets can cost from $50 but generally cost approx. $250 - $300, and these can be obtained from a variety of suppliers. We also recommend you speak to your coach for guidance.
All other equipment is supplied.
Clothing / Footwear Players are required to wear flat shoes. Club polo shirts, vests, sweatshirts and jackets are available for purchase and casual / comfortable clothing is always recommended.
Coaching This is provided initially free of charge by arrangement, followed by scheduled coaching sessions. One-on-one coaching is also available.
For your three free 'Introductory' lessons please contact Julie Parry on 09 950 8314
Our qualified coach is Pixie Jones and she can be contacted on 09 425 8520.
Full coaching is available for the two codes - Association Croquet and Golf Croquet