Club Day

A Match for May Day

After a period of five years, Reigate was pleased to welcome Wimbledon (the croquet section of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club) back to play on our lawn on 1 May. Our aim was to play GC doubles, doubled up on the full lawn, with three rounds in the morning and three more in the afternoon. In all,… Read more →

Red-hot Heat for Charity One-Ball Competition

Wardrobes were scoured to find something red to wear for this year’s Charity One-Ball competition on 13 April, to match the theme colour of this year’s chosen charity: The British Heart Foundation (BHF). Even the sun came out to raise the temperature during the very well supported event, with competitors ranging from beginners to regular trophy winners. Chris Parker was… Read more →

Dawn To Dusk

Just after 6am on March 5th, it was dark on the lawn but members were busy setting out the hoops and tightening them, ready for the long day of croquet – part of our Centenary Celebrations. The chairman was halfway up a pole at the far end of the lawn wearing a head torch and setting up a freeze-frame camera,… Read more →

The Return of Club Days

16 players all simultaneously playing croquet on the club one-and-only lawn enlivened the dull dry day Saturday 4th September. The occasion was the end of season “Chairman’s Choice” club day. The game played [dubbed Fusion Croquet by the Chairman when hard pressed for a name] was a hybrid of AC, GC and One-Ball; fuller details at the end of this… Read more →

2020 One-Ball Charity Event

On Sunday 15th March we have our annual Charity One-Ball competition which, this year, is raising money for Macmillan. One Ball is Association Croquet, but with one ball per side, and tends to encourage accurate shooting and hoop running. It is also quick and ideal for playing in cold weather as each turn is generally short.  See our report on… Read more →