Welcome to the Ramsgate Croquet Club web site. Here you can find out details of the Club's history and its activities.

The Club was founded by Dennis and Eileen Shaw in 1983 at the Montefoire Sports Ground.

In 1987 the Club was offered the old tennis court and putting green site on the Royal Esplanade in Ramsgate by Thanet District Council. Since then the lawns have been relaid and are now considered amongst the best in the country.

Club members play both Golf Croquet and Association Croquet.
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 is nine and the eldest ninety one! A handicap system ensures that players at all levels can sensibly compete against each other.

The Club will be open for its 2014 season in late April with the Presidents Day on the 27th April.

Club days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout the season. Members of the public are welcome at any time if the courts are available and coaching for newcomers is held on Thursday afternoons or at another time by arrangememt.


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 about the game.

For more details see our 'Contact' page.

The Club fields teams for both 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 31/June 1 Ladies Golf (open to all handicaps)
June 14/15 Golf- for low handicaps.
July 5/6 Association Handicap singles.
Aug 2/3 Association Handicap Doubles.
Aug 30/31 Association C level advanced singles

Why not visit Ramsgate this year? and enjoy competitive croquet on some of the finest lawns in the Country.

Ramsgate Croquet Club,
Westcliff Lawns,
Royal Esplanade,
Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 0HA.

Clubhouse telephone 01843 588878