National Croquet Day (NCD)
Sunday 5th June 2016
Come and try The Croquet Experience at Ember on National Croquet Day. Members of the club will be here from 11am to 4pm to welcome you and show you how to play.
Croquet: a sport with that competitive edge
Croquet: a game of skill that anyone can play
Croquet: try something new!
All you need to bring are a sense of fun and a pair of flat shoes (e.g. trainers).
National Croquet Day celebrates this interesting and addictive game that is increasing in popularity.
Croquet is a sport where you hit a ball through a series of hoops with a long mallet. It needs skill and tactics rather than brute strength, so men and women, young and old, play on equal terms using an effective handicapping system that allows beginners to challenge much better players.
Association Croquet (AC) and Golf Croquet (GC) are the main codes, each with its own demands and skills and much in common, especially that competitive edge! AC includes a variety of shots and break-building tactics to encourage scoring multiple hoops in a turn, whilst GC interactively contests each hoop, often with spectacular hoop shots and distant ball clearances.
The UK has a friendly and vibrant croquet scene with several world champions and world top-10 players.
Come along to Ember on Sunday 5th June between 11am and 4pm and have a go!