PLAY SAFE – CROQUET – 12th June 2020

Welcome back to croquet


Do not go to the Club if you are experiencing any symptoms of a cold or flu, in particular a cough or high temperature or are self-isolating. Use the NHS helpline and seek advice. For your own protection, follow the advice about self-isolation if you are, or are living with, someone in one of the vulnerable groups. Members MUST advise the Club via email or phone as soon as possible should they experience any post croquet health issues or COVID-19 symptoms


Members must book lawns by phoning Reception on 020 8480 4200 ext. 4 and provide the names of all players.
Members only – no guests.
Members must call Reception upon arrival to ‘Check In’ – 020 8480 4200 Ext. 4.
Bookings can be made up to four weeks in advance.
Bookings are for a maximum of four hours each.
Members may phone from 14:00 on each day to check any spare availability for the remainder of that day.
There should be no more than four players (who may be from separate households) on a lawn.
Doubles is permitted but there is to be No Double Banking.
All lawns will be available to play on between 10:00-20:00. (12:00-20:00 – Tuesdays).
Lawn 4 will be available to book for Members wishing to practice alone every Tuesday and Sunday.


Only Members with a booking can come to the Club.
Members are to remain in their cars until five minutes before their booking.


Members are asked to leave the lawn five minutes before the end of their booking and leave Club premises as promptly as possible.


These will remain closed.
Security should be contacted by those Members who wish to collect their mallet.
The toilet will remain open. It will be regularly cleaned and sanitised.


Benches have been removed and replaced with plastic chairs. These will be cleaned and sanitised regularly.


A set of primary balls will be at each court. Please leave in a shelter or on pavilion deck.
A set of clips will be left on hoop one for those playing AC. Please, if using these, sanitise them before and after play.
Cleaning products / hand sanitiser are available to maintain a clean environment and to enable players to wash equipment after use.
Mallets – Members wishing to borrow a mallet may do so. They can be collected from the Security Gatehouse. They will be sanitised before and after use.


There are no changing facilities. Please come ready to play. Whites not required.


Refreshments can be purchased from the mobile catering van located in the piazza.


Single and doubles play only, as long as you stay 2 metres apart. No handshakes. Players may be from separate households.

No double banking.

Wash your hands and clean any equipment you use, such as balls and mallets, before and after you play. You should wear gloves if you are handling balls.

Do not use clips, ball markers, corner pegs/offside markers or flags.

Players should agree the score at the end of each scoring turn. Personal counters should be used to keep count of bisques/extra turns.

Do not move stop-boards but take relief instead.

Use your feet, rather than hands, to position balls where you can do so with sufficient precision.

Players should be their own Referees and acknowledge faults and errors if they occur.

There will be no Club mornings until further notice and there will be an ongoing review of the possibility of summer competitions.

Coaching for up to 6 Members (including coach) is permitted on a lawn. The coach is responsible for social distancing throughout the session.

The situation surrounding COVID-19 and croquet is ever changing and as such the above guidelines will be regularly reviewed in line with the latest Government regulations. Any amendments will be added and distributed to Members.