Welcome to the Eastern Shore Croquet Club

Croquet on the Sunny Side

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.

Playing Times

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

MondayAssociationGolf Croquet
TuesdayAssociationGolf Croquet for Beginners (by arrangement)
WednesdayAssociation CroquetGolf Croquet
ThursdayAssociation CroquetCoaching by Arrangement
FridayAssociation CroquetGolf Croquet
SaturdaySocial Play. Association and Golf Croquet

On some Thursday evenings in Summer there is twilight play and a sausage sizzle.


Daryl Jacobs
Vice President:
Geoff Tomlin
Rosalie Parton
Roy Ormerod
Committee members:
Elaine Anderson, Mary Herington, John Hutchison, Jill Kilburn, Ian Smith
57-61 South Street

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