The lawns were originally laid many years ago in the existing beautiful gardens for the benefit of the weekend guests to the large house that used to stand there. During the time the building was a school the lawns were used for tennis. These were then returned to their original use by Crawley Council in 1983 and the Crawley Croquet Club was formed. The lawns are mowed and maintained by the Council. There are two full size lawns (which are sometimes split into four half size lawns) and a smaller practice one.
Over the past few years Worth Park has undergone work aimed at restoring it to its former glory and a visit to the Worth Park Friends website at www.worthparkfriends.org will give a wealth of information about the history of the park.
We are affiliated to the Croquet Association and the South East Croquet Federation. More information about the game and the rules may be found from their websites at www.croquet.org.uk and www.southeastcroquet.org.uk
We have the distinction of being the only club in North Sussex, the next nearest club being at Hassocks. The Club plays against other clubs in the South East. We have visits from other competing clubs and players from many different parts of the country and overseas.
Page last updated Dec 2019