Learn to Play Croquet

The best way to learn Croquet is to join our annual Beginners' Croquet Course, a six-week structured introduction to both Golf and Association Croquet.

This year it will be held on Saturday Mornings from 6th May to 10h June 2017. Each session begins at 10:30 and lasts two hours. (Don't worry if you can't attend every session, we can provide coaches to enable you to catch up!)

We may also hold course sessions at other times if there is sufficient demand.

The course will take place in the grounds of Lauriston Castle. It will cover the main points of the rules of Golf Croquet and the more complex Association Croquet — perhaps the most widespread of the various forms of croquet played around the world today — and will help you to acquire the skills required to play both games. On the final Saturday there is an informal competition exclusively for first-time attendees of the course, which is an enjoyable introduction to the game using all the skills they have learnt in the course.

All equipment is provided, though participants are asked to wear flat-soled shoes to avoid damage to the lawns. The charge for the course is £25 per person. If you decide to join the club this season your £25 fee for the course will be deducted from your first annual subscription.

The course has been very popular in recent years so we would advise you to register in advance. Payment is taken at your first session so all you have to do to register is to send an email with your name and phone number to beginners@edinburghcroquetclub.com. If you don't have email just drop by any Saturday or Sunday afternoon during April and members will take your details.