Croquet Communique

CA Mary Rose AC

On Thursday, 9th July, 2020, we played in the CA National Mary Rose AC Tournament away at Surbiton.

The Roehampton Club team of Peter Siddall captain, David Mooney and John Pearson won by 3 matches to 2.

An excellent result, we now meet the winner of the High Wycombe v East Dorset tie in the semi-final.

CA National Interclub AC

On Sunday, 12th July, we entertained Hurlingham in the CA National Interclub AC Tournament at Roehampton.

Two well matched teams played in near perfect conditions, apart from a short visit by some flying ants.

Having taken a lead by 3 matches to 2 including a marathon singles lasting over 4 hours,  we failed to capitalise  on to our lead and lost 4-3.

We wish Hurlingham good luck against Surbiton in the next round.

The Roehampton Club team consisted of Tim Russell, (Captain), Harry Fisher, Peter Siddall and Mark van Loon.

CA Golf Croquet B Class Tournament

Many congratulations to Lynn Pearcy (Roehampton) who won the Nottingham round of the Croquet Association Golf Croquet B Class event.

Fourteen entrants played in two blocks of 7, and then a knockout final round.  Lynn played last year’s winner, Mark Buckley, in a closely contested final, winning at the Golden Hoop and was presented with the Treasurer’s Bowl by Patricia Duke-Cox, who managed the event.

A family of ducks off to the Croquet Lawns!

We are offering some croquet family days to encourage some new Members to the lawns:


Play Family Croquet

We are inviting families – Juniors over 10 accompanied by a parent – who will also take part, to come and play some casual and fun croquet on the lawns in front of the Croquet Pavilion.

The only requirement is ‘flat soled shoes or trainers’

Members of the croquet section will be on hand to organise and provide tuition as required.

Book now at Reception on 020 8480 4200

Wednesday 29th July – 2pm to 4pm

Monday 24th August – 10am to 12pm

We look forward to seeing you

Croquet is a game for ‘Oldies’? Wrong!

It has constantly been suggested that croquet is an old people’s game. Some of Roehampton Club’s best players – two in their twenties and two in early thirties – disprove this. And an article by Patrick Wild in the Times, last Saturday, confirms that while many senior players compete at the highest level there are many younger people joining in across the world.

At last year’s World GC Championship, the oldest semi-finalist was 35 years old.

My Mallet

My mallet, suitably sanitised, is back to playing on the lawns!


And finally,

It has been reported that ‘More and more people are turning up to play croquet in lockdown – there has been a 110 per cent rise in sales of croquet sets and interest in joining the local clubs is growing’.


Enjoy your croquet in the remaining weeks of summer, and please keep within the schedule of competition matches!

Mike Pattison | Croquet Captain