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 over about ten, it involves a combination of mental and physical skills, and it is possible
to socialise at the same time as you are playing (unless 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:-
Association Croquet or Garden 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 King George V Playing Fields -
behind Uplyme village hall.
Uplyme lies on the Devon-Dorset border about one mile West of Lyme Regis.
|Do I need to know how to play?||We'll be happy to share with you the benefit of any knowledge and expertise we may have acquired . . .|
|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 . . .
|What 'Facilities' are there?
||We have free use of the main sports pavilion
for refreshments, toilets, meeting rooms etc.