Croquet taster bonanza

With relaxation of the lockdown now in sight, there was record interest in the taster sessions the Club traditionally organizes at the beginning of every season. To cater for demand, the Club held three events for newcomers to try their hand at the game on Saturday, 17 April, Friday 23 April and Sunday, 25 April. Despite slightly chilly starts on all three days, there was bright sunshine throughout. Altogether, nearly 5o people took part in carefully managed, socially distanced sessions.   Many were surprised at how interesting croquet was and that there was much more to it than they had thought. All enjoyed the experience where they were introduced to golf croquet and ricochet croquet after learning about basic skills and strategy.  Many thanks to Sally Slater, who organised the events, and her team of coaches who can be seen wearing their white hazmat suits in the photographs below.