Lym Valley Croquet Club

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!).

Frequently Asked Questions

 

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
and/or
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" to check
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.
See "Location"
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.