The club is fortunate to have among its membership a number of qualified coaches. Coaching of club members by club members is free of charge.

Introductory Coaching

New Introductory Sessions begin on 25th April 2018 and continue on every Wednesday up to and including 30th May.

These introductory sessions are organised so that you can try croquet with minimal expenditure. The 90 minute lessons start at 2.30pm and 6pm and the first of six weekly lessons is free. After that, we ask for £30 to cover the rest of the course – that payment is then deducted from the annual membership subscription for those joining the club by the end of the course. We supply all the equipment but please wear flat shoes and be aware that, unlike some sports, croquet can be played in all weathers.

For more information, contact Graham Brightwell.

Click on the lessons below to download a PDF crib sheet showing the course content:
        Crib sheet - Lesson 1
        Crib sheet - Lesson 2
        Crib sheet - Lesson 3
        Crib sheet - Lesson 4
        Crib sheet - Lesson 5
        Crib sheet - Lesson 6

Association Croquet Improvers

Designed for those with handicaps of 18 and above, the course will run for each Tuesday in May. Lessons will start at 2.30pm and last for 2 hours. Each week the coaching will focus on a specific aspect of the game so don't worry about having to miss a lesson. Golf Croquet players with little AC knowledge and experience are especially invited to join the sessions. No need to sign up, just come along at 2.30pm on 1st May and/or on any of the following 4 Tuesdays.

Further Coaching 2018

The Croquet Association Coaching Academy

The Croquet Academy has been created as a centre of excellence for Croquet Tuition in the UK. It is located at Sussex County Croquet Club in Southwick (near Brighton). A comprehensive programme of group courses has been created for players of all levels, covering both Association and Golf Croquet. The current schedule of courses and further information are available at:

Sources of Additional Information on How to Play Croquet

One of our members, Dr Ian Plummer maintains the Oxford Croquet site and its excellent and extensive list of material aimed at helping players to improve their game. Access “How to Play” at:


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