Days and times of social play
Monday to Sunday: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Consult the website or noticeboard to find out the group to which each session has been allocated.
Lawns are available for practice or small group play at all other daylight times.
Availability of lawns may alter due to competition, maintenance or external hire.
Our lawns are open all year. We hold an Opening Day in late August, when the new season officially starts.
For social play, members should place their name-tags in the appropriate bag or on the nearby table. A random draw of teams and opponents is conducted 10 minutes prior to play, that is, 9:50 am and 12:50 pm. All members present at social play sessions are expected to enter the draw.
Name-tags should be returned to the board after the session.
Flat-soled, enclosed sports shoes are essential for health and safety reasons and lawn protection at all times when playing.
The Club at present has no commercially produced uniform. Rather, a combination of white clothes with items in the Club colour red is specified as the uniform. Club badges may be purchased to add to shirts, hats and the like.
Club uniform is encouraged for all competitions, especially when representing the Club. If not wearing Club uniform, members should wear clothes appropriate to the playing of croquet.
On arrival at the Clubhouse, to play or for any other purpose (such as helping on a voluntary basis, playing Mah Jong, attending meetings), members are required to sign the attendance book.
These signatures are necessary for insurance purposes and contact tracing.
Visitors are welcome. Visitors must sign in, play a lawn fee (noting that this has been paid in the attendance book) and give a contact number. See our By-laws for details.
Key and Security
Members are supplied with a key for access to the Club. Should membership cease, the key should be returned. The key open all locks at the Club (except the groundsman’s shed).
It is essential that the last person leaving the Club is responsible for checking that all lights and switches are turned off, the urns, heaters and similar are unplugged, and for locking all doors and gates on the property.
Croquet is not generally a dangerous sport, but mallets are heavy and balls, pegs, hoops, and dividing fences are prominent on the lawn.
Members should take all reasonable precautions to avoid injury to themselves and others. Any hazards should be reported immediately to the Club committee.
Should an accident or emergency occur, an incident form should be completed and lodged with our Club secretary.
Forms are kept in the Clubhouse beside the first aid kit.
Croquet Tasmania Inc. Public Liability Insurance Policy protects all members, other associated club members and guests and voluntary workers.
The Sandy Croquet Bay Club Inc. policy is that personal property is the responsibility of the ‘owner member’.
Privately owned mallets kept at the Club are insured against malicious damage, theft/burglary and fire. Excesses apply.
Mallets should be clearly named.
Registered coaches and experienced members conduct coaching sessions for prospective, new and existing members from time to time.
Private coaching can be arranged - contact the Secretary to arrange this.
Members can enter Club, State and National and International tournaments.
Details are emailed to members, and displayed on the noticeboard and Croquet Tasmania website as they come to hand.
The committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting in May and meets monthly.
Names of committee members are displayed in the Clubhouse and on the webpage.
There are sub-committees with specific responsibilities and members are encouraged to stand for positions.
The annual subscription is set at the Annual General Meeting and payable by August 31.
Membership renewal form
These are to be completed annually and returned with payment of the annual subscription.
It is responsible for the smooth running of the kitchen and organizing rosters and functions within the Club: for example, opening day morning tea and Christmas lunch.
The Club employs a cleaner once a fortnight. Club members are asked to be responsible for keeping the Clubhouse clean and tidy, and for replacing such items as toilet paper and paper towels from Club supplies when they run low.
It is a member’s choice whether or not their phone number, address and email are to be used in a membership list or any publication made by the Club.
Current information is periodically sent to members by emailing and via our website.
Noticeboard: It is essential to read the notice board regularly for all information. Private notices are not allowed.
Our website is hosted within Croquet Tasmania’s website https://croquettas.com/ You can access this website via the top banner on our own site. It is full of information about croquet throughout the state and beyond.
These can be a distraction for players. Please turn them off, or switch them to silent, when on the lawns or spectating.
A selection of books is available for members’ use at a small fee. The borrowing book is to be signed. Book donations are always welcome.
Booklets, books and visual aids are available on the same basis. There is a time limit of two weeks.
The committee welcomes suggestions of a substantive nature. A form is available in the Clubhouse and on the Club website.
These can be directed to committee members at any time.