BLEWBURY CROQUET CLUB
 

Blewbury is a friendly village by the Berkshire Downs in south Oxfordshire just three miles outside Didcot, with a thriving croquet club. Our members come from many nearby towns and villages.

The club has two excellent full-size croquet lawns, built with major grant support from Sport England, the Croquet Association, and Vale of White Horse District and Blewbury Parish Councils, and others. We have a small purpose-built brick clubhouse with all mod cons.

We have about fifty members, but plenty of room for more, and five qualified coaches to help everyone. During the summer, the best time to come if you haven't been to the club before is a Saturday morning, after 10 o'clock, when you can be shown what it's all about. But check first with our Calendar page to make sure that you haven't chosen one of the few Saturdays when a match or tournament is on, because while you can still stay and watch, you probably won't be able to join in!

We put on three open Association croquet tournaments every year, and play Association and Golf croquet league and friendly matches against other clubs. Some of our members play in individual competitions in the club, and others just play for fun.

The courts are open to members and interested newcomers seven days a week throughout the summer, and in winter subject to the weather - we must bow to snow and ice and flood. There is no restriction on who can join, and no joining fee, just the regular annual subscription, which is reduced for families, juniors, and distant members.

The club provides all the playing equipment needed, though players usually buy their own mallets once they decide to play regularly. You don't need any special clothing, just whatever you feel comfortable in, and no restrictions on colours. The only thing a new player does need before going on to the courts is a comfortable pair of flat-soled shoes, so as not to risk damage to the flat lawns.

Beginner Experience

Email the Secretary for more details.

Contact any member to arrange a visit to try the game and the courts.

To join the Club, click here to download a membership form.

Here is a location map. It should open in a new browser tab or window.

You may also be able to find us by OS Grid Reference SU527856, by latitude and longitude 51.5665,-1.2410, or by the nearest post code OX11 9HB.

The club is reached by car from the A417 which runs through Blewbury. The turning into Boham's Road is marked at the western end of the village by a signpost to the Recreation Ground. Park in the Recreation Ground car park, a short way up Boham's Road on the left hand side.

Blewbury Croquet Club is a registered Community Amateur Sports Club, affiliated to the Croquet Association and the Southern Croquet Federation.

 

LATEST

  • The Club did well to provide half of the Berkshire team (three of the six players) which won promotion back to Division 1 in the AC Inter-County tournament held over the late May bank holiday weekend.

  • Blewbury beat Phyllis Court C 8-4 in the SCF GC Handicap League, in miserable weather.

  • David Vincent has joined Robin Brown, Nick Butler, Deirdre Cochrane and Paul Wolff on our list of coaches.

  • Any unpaid membership subscriptions are now well overdue. Details are here.

  • Our Open AC tournaments this year are on 23-24 June (already full), 2-3 July (advanced), also now full and a reserve list operating, and 13-14 August (handicap), places available.

  • Lawn maintenance periods are now only two each week - Tuesday and Friday mornings.

  • There's still a temporary short south boundary on Court 2 while the grass there re-grows.

  • The Club especially thanks the energetic members who actively help with administration and maintenance. If you have any time to offer, please ask whether there's any job that might suit you - even if it's devising a Rewards scheme to benefit our volunteers!

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