Isis club looking for new recruits
IT’S the mateship that keeps Liz Sands coming back for more.
Like most social sports, croquet is built on team camaraderie and Sands’ role as Isis Croquet Club secretary meant she experienced first hand how rewarding that could be.
“The social aspect of the game is probably the most important for us as a club,” she said.
“The friendships you develop is what makes you come back really.
“I have been playing for about seven years and find it addictive and a great way to spend some time.”
Often described as a cross between chess and pool, Sands said croquet was a fantastic tactical sport and hoped its upcoming free Come and Try Days would entice locals to give it a shot, with experienced players on hand to show newbies how to play.
“We only have 12 players at the moment,” she said.
“In the past, we have had about 20 players so that would be ideal.”
With players aged from 40 to 82 playing, Sands said it was a game which kept both the body and mind active.
“We play what they call association croquet, which is the most challenging form of croquet but we don’t get the new players to play that,” she said.
“This is a very popular game throughout Australia with men, ladies and young people playing.”
The Come and Try Days will be held at Isis Croquet Club on Saturday and Tuesday from 1.30-3.30pm.
For more contact Heather on 4126 1744 or Jacquie on 4126 2567
FAIR GAME: Isis Croquet Club secretary Liz Sands says croquet keeps both mind and body active.PHOTO: