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.
Latest News from Kingston
AC PENNANT: Our Club has had mixed results with all divisions having at least one win. Tim has pegged out three times in his A Division games. Well done Tim and to all players keep up the good work. Not all clubs are able to field teams in each division, so we are...read more
AC PENNANT STARTS: A reminder to all members that the AC Pennant Season starts on 17 September. Lawn availability will be placed on the white board near the barbecue. Please check if there are lawns available for social play. Captains for 2018/19 season are A Division...read more
LAWN CLOSURE: We hope all members understand the necessity for closing lawns when they are so wet. The Committee is obtaining quotes for the installation of improved drainage of the lawns. SURROUNDS: Rob McAdam has been mowing our surrounds for many months. He will be...read more
TOURNAMENT MANAGERS COURSE: When our Club is responsible for running TCA events, we must provide an Event Manager. Any Club member can take on this task. It may sound daunting but with a little knowledge and understanding the task is made easier. Peter Tracey will...read more
19 POINT GOLF COMPETITION: What a wonderful event this was, and I am sure we would like to thank Peter for all his organization, time and efforts in ensuring this competition ran smoothly. I am not sure if he has control of the weather, but the games were all played...read more
Did you watch Australia's top Croquet players - at Kingston? Thank you to everyone! 2018 19 Hoop GC_All...read more
Congratulations to Ruth McKean of East Launceston Club and Robert Hamilton of Eastern Shore, the winners of the Women's and Men's GC Championships. Runners-up were June Pongratz of New Town and John Colquhoun of Eastern Shore. Robert and John had to play...read more
CLUB BARBEQUE: Those who attended this function had an enjoyable evening, good food, drink games and company. The Club raised just over $500. AGM: This will take place at Club rooms on Saturday12 May, starting at 10am. Appliction forms to fill positions are available...read more