and welcome to the Ramsgate Croquet Club web site. Here
you can find out details of The Club's history and its activities.
A Brief History
The Club was founded by Dennis and Eileen Shaw in 1983 at the Montefiore
In 1987 the Club was offered the old tennis courts and putting green site on
the Royal Esplanade in Ramsgate by Thanet District Council. Since then,the lawns
have been relaid, an irrigation system installed and are now considered to be
amongst the best in the country.
Club members play both Golf Croquet and Association Croquet.[see
For both games the Club has nationally qualified coaches and tuition
is FREE as is the use of all equipment. It is a game which can be
played by all ages - our youngest member [see Juniors] is nine and
the oldest ninety one! A handicap system ensures that players at all
levels can compete sensibly against each other.
The Club will be open for its 2016 Season in April with the
President's Day on the 23rd April
Club days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays throughout the season.
Members of the public are welcome at any time the courts are available
and coaching for newcomers is held on Thursday afternoons or at another time
What do you need to start?
Just a pair of flat-bottomed shoes. The Club can provide a mallet
for you to use. No need to join the Club immediately - come along
and find out more about the game.
For more details see our 'Contact' page.
The Club fields teams for Golf and Association League matches
and entry to the Club Competitions is open to all members.
The Club holds five Open Tournaments each year- two Golf Croquet
and three Association Croquet as listed below.
May 21/22 Ladies Golf-Open to all Handicaps.
June 11/12 Open Golf Championship- for low handicaps .
July 9/10 Association Handicap Singles.
Aug 20/21 Assoc.C level Handicap Advanced.
Aug 22/23 The C.A President's Cup
Why not visit Ramsgate this year and enjoy competitive Croquet on some
of the best lawns in the country.
Ramsgate Croquet Club,
Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 OHA . UK
Clubhouse telephone: 01843 588878
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