crowkay) is making a come-back. Forget what you may have heard; it
is an absorbing sport that can be played by both sexes on equal
terms and has an excellent handicapping system that allows players
of all standards to compete on equal terms.
The popularity of
Croquet has increased with the development of Golf Croquet which is a
relatively quick and sociable game with players taking turns of only
a single shot. A game typically lasts 45 minutes.
Find out how the
two standard and other versions of the game are played HERE...
We currently have
over 20 regular members; since 2011 at least 45 adults have played
coming from New Zealand and Chile. About the same number of children
have played here mostly from one or other local schools.
We charge an annual
fee currently £25 and a daily green fee of £1. Taster Sessions are
available for potential new members. All kit is supplied but we
encourage regular members to acquire their own mallet. Do
please make contact with us if you are interested. We would love to
hear from you. Almost anyone can play croquet. Our ages
range from older teens to over 80s.
Works to renovate the
pavilion are largely complete; this is a development that we welcome.
Here is the pavilion as
pavilion now provides light refreshments from 10am-3pm. Teignbridge District Council have been particularly helpful in
providing facilities throughout our time in Forde Park.
typically runs from April to September, but occasionally we have
started in March and ended in October depending on the weather.
Forde Park is on deep clay so only if the soil can be improved will the
season be extended. We are aware of some clubs including Exeter and
Budleigh Salterton that play all year round with some restrictions
on grass-risky shots.