Open day chance to try croquet
Croquet is an ideal game for people wanting outdoor exercise, fitness, flexibility, friendship and fun.
That’s the firm belief of Whanganui Croquet Club spokeswoman Velga Coley.
“We have a lovely time at the club and it’s great exercise as well.”
However, she said acquiring some new members would be good.
“We’d love to attract some new people into the club.”
The club is at 11 Parsons St in St John’s Hill — a great location and one which offers a large flat grass court, comfortable clubhouse and picturesque views over the city.
Velga reckons it’s a welcoming and warm-hearted club and said croquet is not just for seniors — “We’ve always had a mix and young and older.”
And it is a sport that caters for those of differing abilities because there is a handicap system.
“So men and women can compete on equal terms and play against each other.”
It is also an affordable sport for everyone with first year fees costing $170. The only equipment required is a mallet which are priced from $100.
“The club has spare mallets for new members to use and the only dress requirement is flatsoled shoes.”
■ There is an open day for prospective new players tomorrow — Thursday, October 11 — starting at 10.30am till 12 noon.
“We would love to see new people come along,” said Velga.
Whanganui Croquet Club’s annual golf croquet tournament earlier this year.
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