Croquet club's open day a hit

September 09 2021
Croquet club's open day a hit

Worcester Norton Croquet Club had “probably the best open day yet” as it invited people to try their hand at the sport.

The success of the event led to seven new members being recruited.

The club’s treasurer, Chris Dunn, said other people who attended intended to return to try it out again while they considered signing up.

He explained: “We like giving people of the community a chance to see what it’s all about. It’s not all about hitting through hoops. There’s more to it.”

He stressed that it was not a “posh” game, as it was often perceived, saying club members were drawn from all walks of life.

Among those present at the open day was Don Clay, one of the members who founded the club in 1974, ditching his golf clubs after being bitten by the croquet bug.

He said: “Everybody knows everybody and it’s a really friendly club.”

He hoped the open day would lead to around 12 new members joining.

Members of Worcester U3A (University of the Third Age) are among people playing regularly.