I would like to take this opportunity to let you know that Phyllis Court staff, Barry and John, have done a great job in looking after the courts since lockdown, and now Courts 1, 2 and 3 are ready for you!
And special thanks must go to Chris Roberts, who has worked tirelessly since Monday on all three aspects of the overall preparations: marking the courts and setting the hoops; working on the "Amended Rules and Procedures"
devising the booking system and administering it in the weeks to come.
In addition he has given the pavilion a much-needed springclean!
With best wishes for some happy hours back on the croquet courts, when you feel ready to venture out.
Croquet Club Chairman
15 May - First 'social distance' croquet played as lockdown is eased
Croquet Chairman Madeleine Probert (left) got play underway this morning as the perfect reward for much hard preparation work.
Our other photo here shows Robin Coates and Dianne Browne keeping the 'social distance' minimum 2 metre apart during their games this morning.
Our temporary booking system gets off to a flying start
Although only launched late yesterday evening, 5 bookings had been
made via Chris Roberts by his breakfast time!
And by the end of the day 19 different players had made 22 court bookings.
How to book a court
From our Home page, click on the link to our 'Court Bookings' page.
See the availability, then contact Chris Roberts with your request.
19 May - Court bookings galore!
Four days into our resumed croquet season and members have flocked to book court time.
A staggering 75 bookings have been made in the names of 35 different members, with an estimated 50+ different members having played or due to play in the next fortnight (and some several times).
18 May - Reminder that club mallets are available for 'long-term' loan
A reminder e-mail was sent to day - Please contact Chris Roberts fi you would like to borrow a club mallet 'while stocks last'!
More detailed instructions on how to book a court were also e-mailed to all members.
24 May - Court bookings 'numbers' for first 10 days back
Week 1 : 15 May to 17 May (three days only)
14 bookings were made by 10 different members (representing about 15 individual players)
Week 2 : 18 May to 24 May (three days only)
65 bookings were made by 38 different members (representing about 55 individual players) - 39 different members have made at least one booking so far.