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Littlehampton Croquet Club

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Club Information

The Sportsfield, St Flora’s Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN17 6BD.
Please use the Berry Lane entrance.
Note: There is no postal delivery to the clubhouse and post should be addressed to the Secretary.

Berry Lane Gate:
The last member to leave should secure the Clubhouse and is responsible for closing and padlocking the Berry Lane Gate.
New members will be advised of the combination.

(a) The game shall be played under the rules of the World Croquet Federation, as adopted by the Croquet Association to which the Club is affiliated.
(b) Players must not commence a second game if others are waiting to play and there is no vacant lawn.
(c) A single player has no standing and must vacate the lawn if the other lawns are occupied and there are members waiting to play.

C.A.S.C. :
The Club was registered as a Community Amateur Sports Club on 11th August 2010.

Club Badges:
These are available in the Clubhouse for members to purchase at a cost of £6.00

Club Weekly Roll-up Sessions:
On Mondays and Wednesdays Golf Croquet is played between 1.30pm and 5.30pm, on a 'roll-up' basis.
On Thursdays Golf Croquet is from 10.30am to 1.30pm.
On Saturdays Golf Croquet is scheduled between 10.00am and 12.30pm.

Please sign in on arrival.

When a game is finished the four players must pause before continuing, in order to mix players up.
Refreshments costs for club sessions are included in your subscription

See the LAWNS WEEKLY DIARY & FIXTURE LIST for all opportunities to play; both AC and GC.

The Clubhouse:
The Clubhouse is always locked and the key kept in a key safe, the combination of which, will be given to new members on joining.
The last member to leave is asked to check that equipment and chairs etc. are put away in the hut; the urn is emptied and unplugged and the lights are turned off.
Please ensure that both the hut and the Clubhouse are locked.

We have five qualified Coaches and Coaching sessions during the season will be displayed on the noticeboards.
Individual tuition can also be arranged.

President - Lilian Holdsworth - Public Relations and Coach
Chairman - Steve Fastnedge - Grounds and Sportsfield Representative
Secretary - Celia Fastnedge - Social & Sports Forum Representative and Coach
Treasurer - Bob Clark - Referee, Coach & Handicap Manager
Captain - Robyn Clark - Club Competition Manager, Referee and Coach
Committee - Virginia de Claire - Fixtures Manager
  - Linda Overton - Membership Secretary
  - Sue Gatenby
  - Philip Sherwin
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Club Handicapper - Bob Clark

Doubles and Singles are played throughout the season.
Please read the events list and notices for details.

No play will be permitted when Cricket is being played except for certain games -- see the Club Notice Board in the Clubhouse for more Information and 'Risk Assessment'.

Dorothy Baker Cup: This is a competition for New/High handicapped members/or most improved player.
Berridge Cup: (Awarded in conjunction with the Thornton Trophy) This cup is awarded to the member at the top of Division 1 of the Ladder at the end of the competition date. Details are displayed in the Clubhouse.
Doubles Cup: The winners of the monthly Doubles Competition go forward to play in the final. This is a Handicap competition and members are paired in a High/Low draw.
St Flora’s Plate: Doubles Knockout competition.
Singles Cup: The winners of the monthly Singles Competition go forward to play in the final. This is a Handicap competition.
Thornton Cup: (Awarded in conjunction with the Berridge Cup) for the member at the top of Division 2 of the Ladder.
Treasurer’s Trophy: Singles Knockout competition.
Margaret Kingdon Cup: Newer Players invitation competition.

The Lawns Weekly Diary gives detail on use of the Lawns throughout the week. In particular:- Note the Roll-up sessions are Monday & Wednesday afternoons, and Thursday & Saturday mornings. Prospective new members will always find members present during these sessions.
Refer to the 'Lawn Booking System' for Roll-up & Bookable Sessions.

• Members may play Club Competition Matches or play by arrangement with other members during “Free” times.
• N.B. Home Matches with other Clubs will (in accordance with the Constitution) take precedence over the above but such matches will normally only be scheduled on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Dress Code:
Flat shoes must be worn at all times.
For Competitions and Club Matches whites are to be worn.

For reimbursement of expenses paid out on behalf of the Club, please submit an Expenses Claim Form (available in the Clubhouse) to the Treasurer, or place it in the black post box in the Clubhouse for collection.

Each member must have a handicap and details of how to obtain one are available in the Clubhouse.
Handicaps are used in most Competitions and Matches.
See also “the Rules of Golf Croquet”.

If hoops are loose please DO NOT BANG THEM IN but fill any oversized holes up with grass cuttings.
Also please fill up any holes on the lawns with compost.
DO NOT ROCK HOOPS to remove them, please ask a Committee member for assistance.

Mallets and Insurance:
The Club provides 'club mallets' for new members, visitors and guests. New members are welcome to use a club mallet free of charge for one season ONLY. After one season most members buy their own mallet but, if you wish to continue to use a club mallet there is a charge of £3 / week payable in advance. This facility is administered by the Membership Secretary and you are kindly asked to make arrangements with them before the beginning of your second season.

The Croquet Club insurance does not cover individual member's mallets.

Please read the Notices in the Clubhouse, particularly those on the table and on the competitions board.

One Ball and AC:
This is played on Monday mornings please see Lawns Weekly Diary.

Secondary Balls:
Lawn Five should be used in preference to taking Secondary Balls.

Social Membership:
For ex playing members and spouses, Social Membership permits the member to play free-of-charge four times during a year for general club play (not competitions).

The fee for Visitors is £5.00 and £1.00 for minors including Mallet Hire. Only four visits as a Guest are permitted. Please enter details in book provided.

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Lawns Open
The recent mild and dry(ish) weather has enabled us to open Lawns 1, 2 and 5 for play. Please do not use Lawns 3 and 4 until they have been cut and marked out.

Posted on Saturday January 28 2023