Why Play? - Crawley Croquet Club

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This fun game provides light, healthy exercise and is being played with a varying degree of skill by both sexes. It is also appropriate for persons with disabilities who are unable to take to take part in more physical or reactive sport. A handicapping system ensures all skills have a chance of winning.

There is now a general resurgence of the game. This is shown by the overall numbers of people now taking up croquet in the rest of the country and also the amount of coverage being given to the sport in the national press. Schools are also including this as a worthwhile sport to be encouraged and taught.  The holiday industry is including it in sports holidays and hotels are using it as a plus in their extra facilities. The National Trust is now hiring out the Croquet Lawns attached to the large houses and estates in its control.

Crawley Croquet Club give demonstrations of the game at local events and nearby National Trust Properties from time to time.

So why not come along and give it a try!   Please have a look at the videos on this page - there are lots more on the website for the Croquet Association which is our national body:    www.croquet.org.uk

Page last updated  Apr 2019

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