BLEWBURY CROQUET CLUB
 

Blewbury is a friendly village by the Berkshire Downs in south Oxfordshire just three miles outside Didcot, with a thriving croquet club. Our members come from many nearby towns and villages.

The club has two excellent full-size croquet lawns, built with major grant support from Sport England, the Croquet Association, and Vale of White Horse District and Blewbury Parish Councils, and others. We have a small purpose-built brick clubhouse with all mod cons.

We have about fifty club members, but plenty of room for more, and six qualified coaches to help everyone. If you don't already know a member to talk to, see the contact details at the bottom of this page.


See the video below - just a few minutes of croquet players talking about their sport


We put on several open Association and Golf croquet tournaments every year, and play Association and Golf croquet league and friendly matches against other clubs. Some of our members play in county teams and in tournaments at other clubs, some in individual competitions in our own club, and others just play socially for fun.

The courts are open to members and interested newcomers seven days a week throughout the summer, and in winter subject to the weather - we must bow to snow and ice and flood. There is no restriction on who can join, and no joining fee, just the regular annual subscription, which is reduced for families, juniors, and distant members.

The club provides all the playing equipment needed, though players usually buy their own mallets once they decide to play regularly. You don't need any special clothing, just whatever you feel comfortable in, and no restrictions on colours. The only thing a new player does need before going on to the courts is a comfortable pair of flat-soled shoes, so as not to risk damage to the flat lawns.

Email the Secretary for more details.

Contact any member to arrange a visit to try the game and the courts.

To join the Club, click here to download a membership form.

Blewbury Croquet Club is a registered Community Amateur Sports Club, affiliated to the Croquet Association and the Southern Croquet Federation.

 

LATEST NEWS

The courts are now open at 6/7 of the normal dimensions for winter play when the weather is kind. These are the extra winter play restrictions:
  • Jump shot are not allowed.
  • No play if the courts are frozen or covered in snow.
  • No play if the courts are soggy (water appears where you stand).
CLUB NOTICES
CLUB LOCATION and DIRECTIONS

Blewbury Croquet Club is one of several sports clubs along Bohams Road in Blewbury. Bohams Road is off the A417 at the western end of the village, opposite Savages farm shop.

The club doesn't have an exact postcode. The closest is OX11 9HB.

Drive 100 yards south along Bohams Road and turn left into a car park (croquet is signed). Drive in, and park near the locked field gate.

There's a notice on the gate with the club name and a phone number in case you have to drive to the courts.

Otherwise, walk to the club across the grassy field beyond the gate.

This location map may help you.


Blewbury Croquet Club