Wrington Vale Croquet club, started in 2006, has had an active and enjoyable life so far. We meet every
Thursday afternoon during the summer at Wrington Recreation Ground.
Croquet versions, Association (AC) and Golf (GC), are played on either a full-sized (35yards by 28yards) lawn or
a half sized lawn. At Wrington we play both versions on a half size lawn. Croquet is thought to have evolved from
the game 'paile-maile' played in the Languedoc, France in the 13th century. It came to England in the early 19th
century and was one of the most popular outdoor sports by 1850. It is beoming very popular again and there are
several clubs in Somerset, Nailsea, Wells and Peasedown being three of the best. There is also an excellent
club in Bristol.
Croquet is not just a game for the aged with time on their hands. Many young people have developed great skill
and play at international level. It is uncomplicated but,even at the lower levels, requires thought, a reasonable
eye and definitely a sense of humour.
We do not play regular matches against othe clubs, although we have played Home and Away friendlies against
the Palace Croquet Club of Wells and the results were evenly divided.
If you are looking for a pastime which is not too strenuous, is played in the open air, requires only a modicum of
skill to get started please join us.
Anyone for Croquet ?
If you have not played Croquet before, why not come along for a free taster session at Wrington Vale Croquet Club? We
are happy to teach ‘first-timers’ the basic rules and tactics of the game, and all equipment is provided. We are a member
of the England Croquet Association.
We have a very modest membership fee and you are not expected to attend every week. Come and enjoy the advantages
of gentle exercise in pleasant surroundings with a social tea break.
Last year we played Home and Away friendly games against The Palace Croquet Club of Wells and the results were
evenly divided. We look forward to repeating the fixtures this year.
We meet at the Wrington Recreation Ground at 2.30 pm every Thursday during the spring and summer months starting on
11th April 2019.
If you would like to know more details, please contact John Rhodes (01934 862838) or come along any Thursday