Introductory courses

logoNameOur introductory courses offer a full experience of Association Croquet and provide an in-depth introduction to the technique, laws and tactics of the game. 

Courses follow the model laid down by the sport’s governing body, the Croquet Association. Sessions are led by York Croquet Club members each of whom is a Club Coach trained by the Croquet Association.

As well as a comprehensive introduction to Association Croquet, participants are offered every opportunity for individual guidance, support and encouragement. Places cost £65 and numbers are limited to four per course with one Club coach or eight per course with two Club Coaches.  Anyone then wishing to go on to join the Club is entitled to half price membership for the remainder of the season.

Introductory courses in 2023:

Course 1four Thursday afternoons starting Thursday 20 April 2023, 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm.  Course leaders Fiona Crompton and Cathie Dance.

Course 2six Tuesday evenings starting Tuesday 9 May 2023, 6.30 pm to 8 pm.  Course leaders John Harris and Dave Hudson.

Course 3four Wednesday evenings starting Wednesday 31 May 2023, 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Course leaders Lionel Stock and James Pitt.

Course 4Full day, Tuesday 13 June 2023: this is run on the Club lawns in conjunction with the Northern Academy and is aimed at people already familiar with other forms of croquet (such as Golf Croquet or Garden Croquet) and who want to learn Association Croquet.  For people with little or no experience of croquet, it may be possible, spaces permitting, to arrange individual coaching beforehand on the basics and then for the individuals concerned to join this full day course. Course leaders John Harris and Dave Hudson.

All courses cover a full introduction to the game and prepare participants to play this absorbing game with confidence and pleasure.

Opportunities for a one-day experience of Association Croquet are offered later in the season: please see the next section of this website for details of Play-in-a-Day in August.

To join a course, or find out more, please ring the Club Chair, John Harris, 01904 620211, or the Secretary, Christine Morris, 07981 049174. We will be very pleased to help.  Please also ring if you may be interested in Play-in-a-Day later in the season.