Welcome to Bakewell Croquet Club

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The 2021 season has now started.

Social Croquet Arrangements:

Mondays: 2pm to dusk (Bookings after 4pm)
Thursdays: 2pm to dusk (Bookings 4pm-6pm, Association Croquet after 6pm)
Saturdays: 10am to 12 noon

Up to 30 members may join social croquet sessions, with bookings not required. Up to two doubles games per lawn may now be played. Please remember to maintain a social distance between members and use sanitiser regularly.

Booking of lawns:

A booking system is available so that members who wish to book an hour to play at a specific time, either for a singles league match, or to play in a specific group, etc,. can do so. Booking is NOT required for social croquet play described above.

[ Click here to go to the Booking Form ]

Bookable Times: Monday 4pm – 8pm, Thursday: 4pm-6pm.

Sanitisation:

There is a spray bottle containing sanitising liquid on one of the trolleys. Please spray whatever equipment you handle, such as trolley handles, croquet balls, hoops.


The Bakewell Croquet Club is increasingly successful, and has now completed it’s sixteenth season, 2021 being our seventeenth  year of play. Our emphasis is on the informal fun side of the game, so we have tended to play mostly Golf croquet during our club sessions. This type of croquet has fairly simple rules, is more interactive than Association Croquet and therefore arguably more sociable.  Some of our more experienced players are having tuition and learning the game of Association croquet, coached by an experienced club member.  Association croquet is available and is generally played on the Thursday evening session.

For a more detailed description of each type of Croquet see the Croquet Association site.

We have two full sized lawns which are situated at Bakewell Recreation Ground in front of the Cricket Pavilion, which can be seen on our map.

Some of our members lining up for our first Club Tournament of the 2016 season
Some of our members lining up for our first Club Tournament of the 2016 season

Croquet is a game of skill, artistry, cunning, subtlety, accuracy and even psychology, but especially one of fun.

The club is always willing to consider giving demonstrations and taster lessons to raise funds for local charities or other town events.

Further details about joining and our regular playing sessions can be found on our Membership and Sessions page.

Further information and any enquiry to: info@bakewellcroquet.org.uk

We are a Member of the Croquet Association and the Federation of East Midlands Croquet Clubs.

Our most recent post (click title to read fully or see all posts):

2019 Visits to Ripon - The annual two visits to Ripon were well supported by 24 people in April/ May and 18 in October. The format for each visit is as much croquet as anyone wants to play over the visit, on flat lawns with short grass (a little muddy in October), lots of laughter and camaraderie, and a very […]

Our most recent newsletter is also available: 

Newsletter Oct 2020 (271.4 KiB)