This article about our club has just been published in a number of local magazines in the Worcester area.
Try Croquet This Season!
We’re looking forward to another great Season of Croquet at Broadwas. More than fifty of us play at least once a week as soon as the lawns are ready (end March/early April). We love the game because it’s fun. Croquet involves skill not strength: it’s a game where guile and technique invariably overcome brute strength so men and women can play on equal terms.
We’d love to introduce you to the pleasures and challenges of the game. Why not come up and give it a go: you really have nothing to lose. Your first three visits are free-to-try and with annual Club Membership at around £2 a week and no joining fee, what better way to spend a couple of afternoons a week over the Summer. Gentle exercise, fresh air, beautiful views and friendly people.
Tuesdays and Fridays are our Club Days when members roll up from about 1 30 pm onwards. We’re always happy to show new members the basics. In fact, you could be off and playing a proper game within a few minutes of arriving. Casual wear is fine (shorts, jeans and t-shirts along with a pair of flat trainers and tea and coffee are available afterwards in our comfortable pavilion. We offer regular coaching sessions and have several Club competitions to suit all levels.
You may have seen us promoting croquet on Midlands Today or at the Three Counties Spring Show or heard us on the local radio. We’re current West Midlands champions and play regional and national competitions. While some members compete in leagues, the rest of us are in it for fun and the chance to meet old friends and make new ones.
We have five full-sized lawns located about six miles from the centre of Worcester, just off the main A44. It’s a lovely, rural location set in the heart of the Teme Valley. But then you can read all about us on our website (www.broadwascroquetclub.org.uk). Do take a look at the photographs: they’ll show you the beauty and tranquillity of our surroundings.
Interested! Then why not come up and see us? We’re always at the ground on Tuesday or Friday afternoons. Just give our Chairman, Stuart Smith (01886 853311), our Club Captain, John Guy (01905 748192) or our Fun Croquet Organiser, Chris Croft (01886 821664) a quick call to let us know you’re coming.
A final word of warning though – don’t be surprised if you get hooked. Croquet can and does become extremely addictive!