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.

Events

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

Membership

Full membership

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.

Associate Members
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.

Coaching

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.

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PLAYING TIMES

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.

Morning Afternoon
Monday Association Golf Croquet
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

 

DRESS

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.

CONTACT US

Address: 159 Summerleas Road, Kingston, TAS

PO Box 543, Kingston 7051

Phone: (03) 6229 2226 (club)
Email:  kingstoncroquetclub@gmail.com

President: Bob Beattie,
Secretary: Larry Hamilton 0400 854 527
Treasurer: Patricia McNeill
Croquet Tas Delegate: Bob Beattie  (Alt. Sally Liggins)

Club Constitution

Kingston Croquet Club

Address: 159 Summerleas Road, Kingston, TAS
Phone: (03) 6229 2226 (club)
(03) 6229 4630 (secretary)

Our generous sponsor McDevitt Property supports our 19 Hoop GC Competition played each  Queen’s Birthday weekend in June.

Latest News from Kingston

Kingston Club News letter December 2017

KINGSTON CROQUET CLUB GOLF CROQUET CHAMPIONSHIPS: These championships have finished. It was good to see the competition was supported by players of all levels. The results are as followed: Hi LO was won by Tim Parker and Toni. Runner up Bob and Eraine Open was won by...

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Kingston Club Newsletter November 2017

COACHING SESSION: A reminder to members that Sue Beattie will be conducting a coaching session for golf and association players on 1 December from 4pm-6pm. A BYO barbeque will follow. Strokes and strategies of both codes will be covered. A thank you to all those...

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Kingston Club Newsletter October 2017

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...

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Kingston Club Newsletter August

  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...

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Kingston Club Newsletter July 2017

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...

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Kingston Club Newsletter June 2017

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...

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