WEST CHILTINGTON CROQUET CLUB (WCCC)
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do West Chiltington Croquet Club Play?
WCCC play on two full size lawns marked out on the recreation ground next to the Village Hall on Mill Road.
When do we play?
We have the use of the lawns from the middle of April to the end of September (see Playing info page) for which we pay rent to the West Chiltington Parish Council via the Sports Asociation. We can play anytime avoiding any Cricket events. Matches other than hosted sessions are arranged by members themselves.
How much does it cost?
The current annual subscription is £80.00 to be paid at the beginning of the season to the Treasurer.
Prospective members are given 2 free sessions before deciding to join the club.
Membership Application Forms are available from the Treasurer or any Committee member.
Visitors, playing with a member, are welcome, without charge, for a maximum of three visits annually when the lawns are not in use. Casual visitors are charged £5 p.p. per session.
What is the dress code?
Respectable casual attire is worn at all club sessions. Flat shoes essential to protect the lawns. Team members wear white for inter club matches. Waterproof clothing may be any colour.
Do I need my own mallet?
The club has some mallets new members can use until they feel the need to purchase their own.
How do l know when l can get a game?
Hosted sessions are held on
Monday and Friday at 10 am, Wednesday at 2 pm
A member will be there so you can be sure of having a game but will only wait for 10 minutes if no one comes along. The lawns are available for practice or individually arranged games at all other times (occasionally there might be a cricket match)
What about beginners?
Beginners are introduced to golf croquet through rudimentary instruction, on basic shots, by a more experienced member and immediate inclusion in a hosted game where they are encouraged and helped by other members to learn the intricacies of the game. The club also offers coaching opportunities with qualified coaches.
Does the Club have any competitions?
We have Club competitions for members of all abilities. There are also inter-club (friendly) matches for members who wish to take part.
Are there any social events?
There are opportunities throughout the year to meet up socially with other members. Wednesday afternoons we usually have tea and biscuits after the club session. We organise pub lunches and we play board games in the Pavilion during the winter months so the brain stays active too!