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. Click on the RHS blue rectangle “Lawn Availability” to check.
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||Golf Croquet||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.
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