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Learn to Play Croquet at Stephens Croquet Club

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by Lynne Cargill (subscribe)
I'm a grandmother, a retired teacher, an avid reader who loves historical re-enactment, English Country Dance, writing and Op Shopping. My business is designed to help children experience history through school incursions.
A Timeless Game
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.

stephens croquet club, yeronga, sport, lessons, free
Croquet has been around since the days of Monet.
Image courtesy of Wikipedia

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.

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Pall Mall = ball and mallet. Image from

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.

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Food after fun.
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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.

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Lots of Club days available.
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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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Why? Try something new
When: Sunday 7th June; 9th August; 4th October from 2pm,
Phone: Bookings: 3395 4094 Info: Heather on 3844 7352
Where: Stephens Croquet Club, Frederick Street (off Villa Street), Annerley
Cost: FREE
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Today is the perfect day for a game of Croquet and a visit to Yeronga Memorial Park.
by heath (score: 1|13) 1599 days ago
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