For those who are new to croquet the usual first step is to arrange for a Come-and-Try session. These can be arranged at any mutually convenient time. Your first time is free.
If you want to come along, please email the Club Secretary at [email protected], at least several days in advance of when you could attend, so that we can arrange for a club member to be available. Alternatively, you may wish to join in on one of the social play sessions, where an experienced member will give you guidance on how to play. Mallets are available to borrow.
Following your Come-and-Try session, if you wish to continue, we will ask you to pay a $30 joining fee. This will entitle you to attend the club a further six or so times: both informal and formal coaching can be offered within this structure (and can continue after you join).
After these sessions, we hope you will be eager to join our Club. At this stage you can ask two members to nominate and second you for membership, using the New Member Nomination Form. Your name, the names of those who nominated you, and the date of nomination, will be placed on the Club Noticeboard for two weeks, after which your application will be considered by the SBCC Committee. During this waiting time, you may continue to attend social play.
Once your membership has been approved by the Committee, you will be asked to fill in the Membership Form and pay the appropriate membership fee (pro-rata for the Club financial year) This is currently $340 per annum, which includes the ACA and TCA levies totaling $58. Once you are a member, you can access the Club at any time (for a small deposit, you can get your own key). Members are not charged Lawn Fees.
Information for new members can be found by clicking here.
Photo credit: Amy Groves Bosworth ([email protected])
Visitors who are experienced croquet players are also welcome and are able to play on payment of a $5 Lawn Fee. You should check the playing times prior to your visit. Visitors can attend for up to six occasions. Thereafter, special conditions determined by the Club committee will apply. If you intend to spend a more extended time in the Hobart area, and would like to play with us regularly during your visit, please contact the secretary in advance, so these conditions can be negotiated.
So, if playing croquet in a lovely environment and making new friends appeals, then do come and join us. All are welcome and players of all ages and experience will find their place at our Club.