High Wycombe Croquet Club moved to Hazlemere Recreation Ground at the start of the 2014 season having spent the first 30+ years of its life at Bassetsbury Manor on the Rye. We currently have around 100 members but aim to grow our membership over the next few years. Our facility is located just over the hedge from the Hazlemere Memorial Hall.
High Wycombe Croquet Club
Croquet is played on a grass lawn or court 28 by 35 yards (about the size of two tennis courts), on which there are 6 hoops and a central peg. The game is played by two teams which can be singles or doubles, and each team has 2 balls. The aim of the game is for one team to hit their balls through all the hoops in the correct order and then hit the peg, before the opposing team. The challenge is to squeeze through hoops that are only slightly wider than the ball, all the while thinking ahead to your and your opponent’s next shots.
The game of croquet is governed by the Croquet Association, which recognizes two forms of the game: Association Croquet and Golf Croquet. Both of these are played at High Wycombe Croquet Club.
Croquet is a sociable game, and can also be played competitively. Many of our members play in local leagues, and some play in tournaments around the country. One of our members even represents Scotland! The game provides mental stimulation and exercise without being too strenuous. A single match can take as little as 45 minutes or up to three hours or more, depending on skills level of the players and amount of interaction. Croquet can be played by all. Croquet has a handicap system which allows everyone to compete on an equal basis; young and old, men and women, novice and expert. High Wycombe is the home of the Chiltern Coaching Academy, providing friendly tuition for anyone from starter to expert standard.
The club holds regular club sessions on Sunday and Monday afternoons and evenings, also Friday morning. Visitors are welcome to drop in.
HWCC is delighted to be a Member Club of Hazlemere Sports Association and enjoy the superb facilities provided by the pavilion for social activities, fundraising and coaching courses!
To get in touch call Ed Olhausen on 07723 048001.
To find out more about our club membership rates and see a full calendar of events etc. visit our website: