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!

Who's Who?

The club relies heavily on volunteers, particularly committee members, to carry out various tasks. Some of them are detailed below.

Committee                                                                           Handicappers

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

                                                                                                                                                  Brian Pollock

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

                                                                                                                                                  Richard Wood


                                                                                                Grade 1                                     Howard Quarell


                                                                                                Club Level Coaches                  Jane Babbage

                                                                                                                                                  Ian Friedlander

                                                                                                                                                  Andrew Thomas


                                                                                                                                                  *Not on CA Database      


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