- Newsletter 2021/1 (January)
- Club closed while current Covid restrictions are in force
- Playing Croquet in Tier 4
Blewbury Croquet Club offers a friendly environment to play croquet in South Oxfordshire. It is just three miles outside Didcot, close to the Berkshire Downs.
We have around 50 active members coming from many nearby towns and villages.
Croquet is one of the finest outdoor sports. It is a friendly game combining ball skills as well as tactics, it’s relatively easy to understand, and it’s fun to play.
We are always pleased to receive new members, of any age or level of experience from beginner to advanced. If you are an experienced club or match player, please see about us to learn more about the club and how to get in touch.
If you are thinking of taking up croquet from scratch, please keep reading this section for a brief introduction to the game and its benefits.
Why play croquet?
Croquet is an enjoyable, sociable game that can be played by people of any age and of either sex.
Both forms of the game may be played as singles or doubles and many people enjoy playing both, as skills learned in one form of the game may be applied to the other.
Croquet’s effective handicap system recognises smart thinking as much as physical skill, so everyone has a good chance of winning.
As with any game, the best players probably start young, but many take it up after retiring from more energetic pursuits. It can be as skilful as you want it to be – advanced players can take it very seriously, but most club members probably see it as a relaxing and friendly way of passing an afternoon.
About the club
The club has two very well cared for courts. These were established in 2002 with the help of funding from Sport England, the Croquet Association, Vale of White Horse District, Blewbury Parish Council and others.
It is open throughout the year and membership is open to all. New recruits are always welcome. Members may use our equipment as well and have access to coaching from qualified coaches within the club. You don’t need any special clothing or equipment to start playing at our club, apart from a comfortable pair of flat-soled shoes so as not to damage the courts.
For both formats of the game, there are internal events and regional and national leagues and tournaments for those who wish to play competitively. These cater for all levels of player from beginner to expert.