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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 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 4.00pm, on a 'roll-up' basis with a break for refreshments.
On Thursdays Golf Croquet is from 1.30pm -- (Handicap play).
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 - Wendy Payne - Membership Secretary
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 - Robert Punt - Grounds and Sportsfield Representative
  - Virginia de Claire
  - Carole Punt
  - Steve Fastnedge
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Fixtures Manager - Philip Sherwin
Housekeeping - Pat Jonker
Catering Manager - Julia Fox
Club Handicappers - Bob Clark and Chrissie Merrington

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

When Cricket is being played Members are asked to be aware of stray balls and play will only be allowed if suitable 'ball-stop' netting / fencing is in place.

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 Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Prospective new members will always find members present during these 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 on Thursday afternoons and in most Competitions and Matches.
See also “Golf Croquet Laws”.

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.

Match Fees:
We ask for a £2.00 donation, for each player, for all internal Club Competitions, to be collected by the Match Organiser. Where members are selected to represent the Club, the Club will pay the Competition Entry Fee to the S.E.C.F. however the £2.00 donation will still be requested.

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 and Wednesday 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 £3.00 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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Coronavirus Arrangements
All play during the Covid-19 Pandemic is subject to the CA's procedures and the Government's strict personal hygiene and social distancing rules. Play is limited to Singles or Doubles Matches only, and these must be pre-booked using the online booking system on the website. No Roll Up's permitted. Please read and sign the Safety Notice in the Clubhouse on your first visit. The Clubhouse is open for reading safety notices and use of the toilet only. You must not enter the Sportsfield if you display any of the symptoms of Coronavirus or have been instructed to adopt shielding measures by the NHS.

Posted on Sunday September 20 2020