Learn to Play Croquet at Stephens Croquet Club

Learn to Play Croquet at Stephens Croquet Club

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Posted 2015-06-04 by Lynne Cargillfollow

Sun 09 Aug 2015

During the reign of Charles II of England, croquet was known as paille-maille or pall mall, derived from Latin words for "ball and mallet". Then as now it involves striking a round box ball with a mallet through a high arch of iron.



As I drive past the Stephens Croquet Club on a regular basis, I often think that it would be an interesting activity for our Regency Dance group to try. I've seen re-enactors playing at Abbey Museum's Picnic at Pemberley , but never had a go.

Recently at Southside Uncovered the Stephens Club had set up a game where if you had a go, you received a Cherry Ripe. How could I resist? It was easier than I thought, although I was assured by the delightful members that there is more to it that being a good shot. There are tactics to learn. I was intrigued.



Now they are offering free lessons with a choice of 3 days.
You will learn the basic skills and play a game of Golf Croquet. Wear flat, closed-in shoes and a hat. All playing gear is provided and as a bonus you may partake of a delicious afternoon tea.



The club is located on the Ipswich Road frontage of Yeronga Park (next to Greg Grant Saddlery at Chardon's Corner).

By car: Car park via Frederick Street (off Villa Street), Annerley – "CROQUET" signs to guide you.

By bus: Ipswich Road, Bus Stop 25

If you wish to join the Social, play days are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday.



The club is also available for party bookings when not being used by the club. Someone will be there to show you the ropes.
Ph 3395 4094

I'm in!! Will I see you there? I'll be the one in the Regency frock.

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