Croquet is an ideal way to spend a summer's afternoon. It provides
some gentle exercise without being too strenuous.
It is suitable for all ages, it involves a combination of mental and physical skills, and it is possible
to socialise at the same time as you are playing (unless of course you are getting very serious about it!).
|Is Croquet a vicious game?||See Croquet myths
|What sort of Croquet?||There are two main versions of the game played in gardens
and clubs throughout the UK:-
See Association Croquet and Garden Croquet
See Golf Croquet
|When does the Club meet?||We play every Monday and Thursday afternoons throughout the
Summer - Between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. This is an arrangement we have
with the Lyme Regis Cricket Club. But we can play whenever we like on our
own lawn - behind the Beech hedge . . .
|Do I just 'turn up'?||See "Contacts"
|Where do we play?||We play on the George VI Playing Fields - behind
Uplyme village hall.
Uplyme lies on the Devon-Dorset border about one mile West of Lyme Regis.
|Do I need to be expert?|| No - we will try and incorporate you in a doubles game so
you are 'let down gently' and get plenty of support.
|What will it cost me?||
Full membership - £85 per annum in 2017 but see Cost/Price
for up-to-date info.
|Do I need special clothing?||
No - But flat shoes are essential - no high heels! A sun-hat is wise . . . in case of sunshine!
In case of rain you might want a suitable hat and coat - It's an English game - We tend to play as long as the ground is not water-logged!
Some people wear 'Whites' for matches but it's more important to wear something comfortable - Trousers are best.
|Do I need special equipment?||No - We have spares . . .
|Is Croquet dangerous?||Not unless you think golf or chess or billiards are dangerous.
Some people claim that Croquet is a 'vicious' game - I suppose it depends
on how much you want to win!
In Golf Croquet it is often good to hit an opponent's ball out of the way - but playing Golf Croquet can be a very sociable activity . . .
In Association Croquet you need all the balls you can get - "Croquet" a ball off the lawn and it's "End of Turn" . . .
|What 'Facilities' are there?||We have free use of the main sports pavilion for refreshments,
toilets, meeting rooms etc.