ROTHER VALLEY CROQUET CLUB -FAQ’s
Where is Rother Valley Croquet Club?
The club is situated by Duncton Village Hall at the northern edge of the village of Duncton off the A285 road from Chichester to Petworth. There is a signpost pointing the direction to the Club, the Village Hall and Catholic Church from the main road. Post Code GU28 0JY for Sat-navs.
What facilities does the club have?
Two full size lawns plus a half lawn which is ideal for beginners and practice. The clubhouse has tea and coffee making facilities and a fridge. There is a toilet in the adjacent equipment shed.
When do we play?
The main season is from April until early October depending on the weather. Lawn 2 and the half lawn are open for play during the winter months when conditions allow.
How much does it cost?
We offer 8 weeks free Trial Membership; then £15 per month until the end of the season. The annual subscription for the first full year is reduced from £165 to £140.
What do members wear?
Flat soled shoes (eg. trainers or sandals) so that the lawns are not damaged. We do not have a dress code for everyday play. A lightweight cagoule is useful as we try not to let rain stop play!
Do l need my own mallet?
The club has a selection of mallets for new members to use until they feel the need to purchase their own.
When can I get a game?
Club “roll ups” are held on:
MONDAY 2.00pm to 5.00pm - Coaching and Practice.
WEDNESDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY 2.30pm to 5.00pm, Play.
A club member will be there so that anyone coming on their own will have someone to give them a game. The lawns are available at all other times for individually arranged games. The booking system is accessed via the club website.
What about beginners?
We were all beginners once! Monday afternoons are set aside for coaching from our qualified croquet coaches with time afterwards for a short game to practice what’s been demonstrated.
Is there any on-line tuition?
A selection of excellent video coaching modules produced by Ian Harrison of Basingstoke CC is available on YouTube. There is also a video showing some practice exercises produced by the Ealing Club. Click on the links at the bottom of the page.
Do you have competitions at all levels?
We run tournaments throughout the season to suit all levels of play.
Interested? Want more details? Contact our Membership Secretary, Alan, via the "Contact Us" tab.