Welcome to the Kingston Croquet Club
The Picturesque Club where Learning to Play Croquet is a Pleasure
The Kingston Croquet Club was officially opened on 23 April 1981 after three years of planning by a committee, led by the late David Johnstone, and after negotiations with the Kingborough Council who built the lawns and Clubhouse.
The Club is affiliated with the Tasmanian Croquet Association Inc. (Croquet Tasmania). It is located 12 km south of Hobart on bus route 429 (ask driver for Kingston High School stop) and it has 2 full size courts for play.
Kingston Croquet Club enters teams in each pennant division in both association croquet and golf croquet.
Members enter events held by other Clubs during the year as well as the Tasmanian Open Championships.
- April/May Club Championships and handicap championships are held for each division. Entry is restricted to Kingston Croquet Club full members
- June Long Weekend – 19 Hoop Golf Croquet Champs – Open to members of other clubs
- November – Melbourne Cup luncheon and social play
- December – Club Christmas Dinner
- January – annual BBQ and social play
We are always pleased to welcome new members to the Club. Prospective members are invited to come along and have 3 free lessons during which the basic skills will be taught.
Annual fees are $184 plus the TCA/ACA affiliation fee due each April. There is an initial $20 joining fee and people who join later in the year pay a pro-rata subscription.
Members pay $5 for the first day of any week in which they play or practise on the courts, subsequent days in that week are charged at $2. These fees entitle them to tea and/or coffee.
A full member of another Tasmanian Croquet Club may join Kingston Croquet Club as an associate member. The subscription is equal to half that for a full member. Associate members are entitled to normal privileges except they may not vote at General Meetings nor play in any Club Championship.
Introductory coaching is available as mentioned above but learners are encouraged to practise between lessons.
Club coaches are always willing to provide individual or group coaching on request. On occasions regular formal sessions are conducted.
Kingston Croquet Club has two full sized courts. Draws for play are conducted at 9:55 am for the morning session and 12.55 pm for the afternoon session.
Note: Courts may not be available at the usual times when Club, TCA or ACA Competitions or Pennants are being played.
Visitors are welcome at any time – please phone or email the Secretary to make arrangements. Visitor fee is $5 per day.
|Tuesday||Association||Play by Arrangement|
|Wednesday||Play by Arrangement||Golf Croquet|
|Thursday||Association||Play by Arrangement|
|Friday||Play by Arrangement||Play by Arrangement|
|Saturday||Association (Handicap Play)||Association and Golf|
|Sunday||Play by Arrangement||Play by Arrangement|
Flat soled shoes are required at all times.
For pennant – Players must wear either all white or combinations of navy and white. These are our Club colours.
There is no specific dress code for non-competition play – players should dress for the conditions and ensure they have adequate sun protection.
Latest News from Kingston
GOLF CROQUET CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS: These will be played during golf playing days, so social players may be restricted to ONE lawn. The Committee would encourage you to use twilight time for extra social play. On Friday 27 October and 3 November no lawns will be...read more
WELCOME BACK: Many of our members have returned from holidays The Club hopes you had a good time and have come back ready for the 2017-2018 Season. WORKING BEE Saturday 2 September. This will start around 9.30am and we usually work till lunch time, after which...read more
RAFFLE The Club raised $100 for the recent raffle. Thank you to those who donated prizes and congratulations to the winners.: 1st May Queen Picture Barbara Johnson 2nd Bottle of Champagne Lee Turner (East Launceston 3rd Red wine Tim...read more
19 HOOP GOLF CROQUET COMPETITION: This competition was held in perfect weather and proved to be extremely successful. The competition was won by Sue Beattie and runner up was Rob McAdam whilst the Plate was won by Ian Bassett. The Committee would like to thank Peter...read more
Congratulations to Sue Beattie on winning the exciting Kingston GC 19 Hoop Competition. Rob McAdam was Runner-up. Newcomer Phil Roach of Kingston gave everyone a fright and was punished by having his handicap reduced to three. Ian Bassett defeated June Pongratz in...read more
Diary Dates Saturday 27 May Croquet Tasmania Trophy Presentation Dinner Acceptance required by 17 May Friday 9 to Monday 12 June the 19-point Golf Croquet KCC Championship Housekeeping: 2 Weeks commencing : 21 May Barbara Johnson and Margaret Pinkard...read more
Diary Date : Saturday 13 May Club AGM National Events Thank you to all our members who contributed to the success of the recent ACA National championships, We thank the hoop setters (Connie and Tim) for their early morning starts, Sue Nolan and her team for the...read more
Bests in the World. Kingston greenkeeper Malcolm Godfrey congratulates world no 1 Robert Fletcher on his wins, and Robert congratulates Malcolm on his preparation of lawns "equal to the best in the world" Will it peel? ...read more