Croquet Club Facilities
The Croquet Club shares superb facilities with cricket and tennis as part of the Sidmouth Fortfield Sports Complex. Croquet was played in Victorian Sidmouth as early as 1900 as part of the original Sidmouth Cricket, Tennis, Croquet & Hockey Club. As well as hosting National Tournaments, the Croquet club holds its own competitions and is a member of the South West Federation League, competing at beginners, intermediate and advanced levels.
Members enjoy full clubhouse facilities with bar and in-house catering. The club has a friendly atmosphere and an ongoing social life including events such as dinners, demonstrations, illustrated talks, fun events, wine and buffet evenings and other activities. After a croquet session, it is good to be able to watch a top-class game of cricket over a well-earned drink!
About the Club
Spectators are always welcome and members will be delighted to be asked to explain the finer points of the game. There are additional coaching opportunities throughout the summer for beginners and more advanced players.
All that is needed to play is a pair of flat soled shoes as the Club can provide mallets and other equipment. So please feel free to contact us and come along and come along to enjoy this super game in a very friendly atmosphere!
The club relies heavily on volunteers, particularly committee members, to carry out various tasks. Some of them are detailed below.
Chairman Chris Donovan Association
Secretary Penny Ball CA Handicapper Jane Babbage
Secretary Designate Ed Dolphin Club Handicappers Colin Walls*
Treasurer Paul Bradley Julie Sorrel*
Golf Croquet Steve Pearson
CA Tournament Secretary Julie Horsley Golf
Membership Secretary Philip Harris Club Handicappers Pam Bowra*
Social Secretary Julie Sorrell Steve Pearson*
Grounds and Equipment Andrew Thomas Anne Reece*
Public Relations Vacant
Croquet Association Association
Council Member [for SWF] Peter Nelson Referee Chris Donovan
Coaching & AC Tournament Roger Mills Julie Horsley
Committees - Member Roger Mills
South West Federation Mike Taylor
Club Representative to SWF Richard Wood Richard Wood
Assistant Referee Peter Nelson
League Team Managers David Temple
Golf SW Steve Pearson Golf
Golf SE Roy Hubbard Referee Howard Quarell
Golf HH Steve Pearson
Golf Level Philip Harris Coaches
Parkstone A Richard Wood Association
Parkstone B Jane Babbage Grade 3 & Examining Roger Mills
Federation Julie Sorrell Grade 1 John Dixon
Intermediate Kelvin Dent Chris Donovan
B Ed Dolphin Peter Nelson
Short Croquet Julie Horsley Susan Rogers
Michael Taylor David Temple Colin Walls
Grade 1 Howard Quarell
Club Level Coaches Jane Babbage
*Not on CA Database