As one of the oldest recreational sports in the United Kingdom, croquet has grown to become a popular niche sport in the United States, Australia, South Africa and Canada. Though it may seem like an easy game, the mental clarity, focus and precision required to be successful might surprise you, And the health and fitness benefits are tremendous, too!
Check out these clubs below.
1. Enfield Croquet Club
Those who already play croquet will know what a delightful game it is and what a fine sport it can be for those with a more competitive nature. What you may not know is that Enfield is the only Croquet Club with their own lawns within a nine mile radius.
53 Cecil Ave,
Contact: +4420 8366 6005
2. Old College Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
Golf Croquet is played on most days of the week between March and October, with several in-house competitions and tournaments as well as friendly matches with other clubs.
10 Gallery Rd,
Contact: Email Via Website
3. Ealing Croquet Club
We are a dedicated Croquet Club run by its volunteer members and open to anyone who wishes to play or watch croquet.
We welcome newcomers as well as experienced players. We welcome those wishing to join us for casual play just as much as those wishing to learn the more challenging aspects of the sport.
Contact: +4420 8838 4531
4. Surbiton Croquet Club
At Surbiton Croquet Club we welcome spectators and players of all standards, from absolute beginners to World Champions. We are an expanding club and, unlike many sports clubs, do not have a waiting list for new members. If you have never played croquet but fancy trying it, come along to watch and ask about our introductory coaching where friendly, qualified coaches will show you the ropes.
Contact: +4420 8390 8685
5. St Paul’s Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
St Paul’s is a small and very friendly local club with 2 hard tennis courts.
The courts are available for any members to use outside of club sessions – no booking necessary, although matches and tournaments take priority.
We play both the Men’s and Ladies Surrey Leagues (winter and summer) and in the Surrey Mixed league (summer only)
London CR2 0BH
6. Sydenham Tennis Club
Come along to one of our free introductory sessions for prospective members on Saturday, Sunday or Wednesday afternoon from 14:00. There will be other club members to give you a friendly welcome and introduce you to the game of croquet.
Lawrie Park Rd,
Contact: +4420 8778 4217
7. Woking Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
Newcomers are welcome. No special equipment is necessary other than flat-soled shoes. Club mallets and coaching at all levels are available. Tournaments are held throughout the season and range from Club events to national fixtures.
Contact: +441483 730 104
8. Croquet East
We meet throughout the ‘warm’ summer months in Victoria Park view map to cross mallets and bash balls whilst sipping Pimms, munching cucumber sandwiches and discussing the relative merits of Satres and Descartes.
All events are FREE. However, we ask for a suggested donation of £3 per event to help us cover our equipment costs. Those mallets don’t come cheap!
9. Hampstead Heath Croquet Club
Hampstead Heath Croquet Club (HHCC) was formed in 2008 to enable players of all ages and abilities to enjoy a challenging and relaxing game in pleasant surroundings.
Our lawns are situated immediately below the hard tennis courts in Golders Hill Park, a few minutes walk from Golders Green underground station. They are open to anyone, making them the only fully public lawns in North London.
Parliament Hill Fields,
Contact: +447943 658 242
10. Dulwich Croquet Club
Welcome to Dulwich Croquet Club an exciting club with a membership which includes many casual players but also some of the best in the UK, with several ranked in the top 100.
Dulwich Croquet Club is a member of the Croquet Association (CA), which is the national governing body for the sport in the UK. As a CA member the Club is part of the Southeast Croquet Federation and takes part in several regional competitions in London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
10 Gallery Rd,
Contact: +447542 714 413
11. Roehampton Croquet Club
Croquet has been a part of Roehampton Club since its official opening in 1902.The four lawns are at international standard and reputed to be the best in the country.
The beautifully kept lawns, matched by an elegant pavilion (opened in 2011) offer both Association and Golf Croquet for all. The Club is privileged to host the Croquet World Cup and European Championships each year.
Contact: +4420 8480 4200
If you’re a member at a Croquet club that’s not listed above, let us know in the comments below and we’ll add it to our next list.