Croquet

Looking for a new sport?

An activity that takes you outside, stimulates your mind and provides some exercise?

Is friendly yet competitive?

Croquet is a game that is relatively easy to understand and fun to play. Not quite the same as the game you may have played in the backyard; a little more tricky to play but a game you’ll enjoy learning.

Discover all the fun that can be had on the lawns in this fascinating open air game of skill and tactics.

If you missed us at Open House on April 7th and 8th, you can still register for lessons. See below for lesson times and registration information.

Photos courtesy Nigel Pieloth

Introductory Lessons:

All lessons  10:00 am at Victoria Lawn Bowling Club

Lesson 1:     Tuesday  April 17            Saturday   April 21
Lesson 2:     Tuesday  April 24            Saturday   April 28
Lesson 3:     Tuesday May 1                 Saturday  May 5
Lesson 4:     Tuesday  May 8                Saturday  May 12

Intermediate Lessons

Time:     Thursdays  6:30pm
Place:    Canadian Pacific Lawn Bowling Club

Lessons introduce double-ball play and basic Association Croquet

Lesson 1:      April 19            Lesson 2:       April 26
Lesson 3:       May 3                Lesson 4:       May 10

 For more information about the lessons, or to register, contact  Pierre Dunn

 

Friendly video on how to play (Australian Club)

One on One friendly coaching video from Napa Valley – makes it look like fun – CBS news report

World Team Championships 2016 random shots (awesome)

Practicing for the Snake in the Grass Tournament

Over the winter, any day that the croquet lawn is not being used for other purposes, members may come in and set up a court for croquet.  On even-numbered days, croquet uses the lower lawn; on odd-numbered days, croquet uses the upper lawn.  If you have any questions about court set-up, please contact one of the experienced players to get assistance.

Also, please note that for croquet play, you can come at any time during the open play period.  Games start when there’s room on the court and players available.  Call other players on the contact list to make sure an opponent will be there!