Invitation to the opening of the new Croquet and Bowls Pavilion in Westminster Park, Chester CH4 8JW
At 2.30 pm on Saturday, 9 July 2011
Opening by Mr Barry Keen, Chairman of the Croquet Association
Presentation of the Apps Heley Award to Chester Croquet Club
Opportunity for members and their families,friends and visitors to play croquet
Enquiries and information:
Honorary Secretary, Chester Croquet Club
Telephone: 01244 350370
Summer’s coming, make the most of it!
Welcome for new members and learners
After another long and chilly winter, now’s the time to look forward to warmer days and longer evenings. Why not try your hand at croquet as an interesting and enjoyable outdoor leisure activity for the summer months? Perhaps you have played garden croquet with family or friends and would like to learn more about the game. Perhaps you have just retired and would like to try something new. Or perhaps you would like to take part in a sport which involves challenge and skill and which can be played on equal terms by men and women of all ages but which does not require the strength and stamina of more strenuous sports.
Once again Chester Croquet Club is welcoming new members and visitors of all standards from absolute beginners to more experienced players. The club meets in the pleasant surroundings of Westminster Park off Hough Green in Chester and coaching and games are provided to suit all abilities.
This year the club is offering two free taster sessions for golf croquet at 2.00 pm on Sunday afternoons on 8 and 15 May. These sessions are ideal for people who have not played croquet before and who would like to give it a try and learn more about the game. The club is also offering a more comprehensive introductory course for association croquet at 6.30 pm on Wednesday evenings for six weeks from 4 May to 8 June. This course is aimed at people who may have played some croquet before, perhaps golf croquet or garden croquet, and who would like to develop their skills and tactics for association croquet.
All equipment is provided by the club and the only requirement is that players must wear flat-soled shoes.
If you are interested in joining the taster sessions for golf croquet, please contact Mollie McBride on 01244 675108 or Pat Clare on 0151 3362606. For more information or to enroll on the introductory course for association croquet, please contact the Club Secretary, Janet Davies, on 01244 350370.
Come and join in and make the most of the summer
Chester Croquet Club was formed in 1977 and has been meeting in Westminster Park since 1981 where it now has four full lawns. The club has been going from strength to strength and membership has doubled in the last five years to a record level of 105. It is a friendly club and welcomes players of all standards from absolute beginners to more experienced players.
The club offers a wide variety of association and golf croquet games to suit all abilities throughout the normal playing season from April to September. If weather conditions are favourable, play can continue throughout the autumn through to Christmas.
The club arranges numerous internal league games and tournaments and takes part in inter-club league matches and tournaments organised by the North West Federation of Croquet Clubs. In addition to these games, the club also runs beginners’ courses every year and various coaching sessions throughout the playing season. The next beginners’ course will start towards the end of April 2011. Mark it in your diaries, tell your friends, and come along! For more information please contact the club secretary, Janet Davies, on 01244 350370.