The Eastern Shore Croquet Club Story
The Constitution of the ESCC was approved in mid 1974 following which the Clarence Commission (now the Clarence City Council) provided the land on the current site of the Club.
One lawn had been started prior to the collapse of the Tasman Bridge but there was no Clubhouse until the following year. The building was started with a $7000 grant from the Tasmanian Government and the Clarence Commission provided a loan. Plans were drawn up by a member’s husband and much of the work was done by volunteers,
Since its formation the Club has had a number State representatives, among them Leigh Herington who won the Australian Singles Championships in 1984 and again in 1988.
Teams are entered in the inter-club pennant association and golf croquet competitions. Information is always displayed on the notice board under the heading “Competitions”
Annual fees for players $180 due in October. Social members are encouraged and potential new members are encouraged to contact the President, Secretary or any member. Members play $3 for each day they play on the lawns with a weekly ceiling of $6. All practice sessions are free.
Coaching is provided for new members and players as required. Potential new members are given an initial set of six lessons and there is a reduced annual membership fee for new players.
Eastern Shore has two full sized lawns. Draws for play are conducted 5 minutes prior to start. Visitors are welcome at any time – please phone the club to make arrangements, Visitor fee is $4 per day.
Start times are 10am and 1pm in Winter and 9:30am & 1 pm in Summer.
Generally play is as follows but can change from time to time e.g.during competitions
|Afternoon||Golf Croquet for Beginners
|Afternoon||Coaching (by arrangement)|
Association & Golf Croquet
Address: 57-61 South Street, BELLERIVE TAS 7018
Phone: (03) 6244 6663 (Clubhouse - during playing times)
President Ian Smith
Vice President: Helen Philpott
Secretary: Sue Pearson
Treasurer: Robert Hamilton
Committee members: Elaine Anderson, John Colquhoun, John Hutchison, Carole Murphy, David Mitchell