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 way to the Club, Duncton 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 and a picnic area. The clubhouse has tea and coffee making facilities and a fridge. There is also an equipment shed and loo.
When do we play?
The main season is from April until October depending on the weather. We keep one or both of the full lawns and the half lawn open for play during the winter months when conditions allow.
Who can join the club?
Membership is open to anyone interested in croquet. When you join you will become an associate member of the Croquet Association (CA), the sport's governing body. They are sent members' details which are held on computer by the club. The club has policies on Data Protection, Safeguarding and Guidance for safe play.
What are the full year subscription rates?
* £205 for full members, £200 if paid before the end of January 2024.
* £140 for full members who live more than 30 miles from the club as measured by AA route planner.
* £35 for social members who are welcome at club functions, and may play as a guest up to three times without paying a green fee.
How much does it cost new members?
We offer trial membership - with 4 weeks free, then a pro rata fee to the end of the subscription year (equivalent to £20 per month). During this period, trial members may play at any time and are welcome at all social events. Coaching is available for beginners.
What do players wear?
Flat soled shoes (e.g. trainers or sandals) so that the lawns are not damaged. We do not have a dress code for everyday play. A sunhat or lightweight cagoule is useful as we enjoy the sunshine and try not to let rain stop play!
Inter-club competitions are played in whites.
Do l need my own mallet?
The club has a selection of mallets for new members to use until they would like to purchase their own.
When can I get a game?
Club sessions are held on:
MONDAY 2.00pm to 4.30pm - Coaching and Practice.
WEDNESDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY 2.00pm to 5.00pm - Roll-Up.
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. Members access the lawn booking system 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.
I'm interested. How do I get more details?
Contact us via the "Contact Us" button.