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Croquet Season Opening | The Mad Hatters Tea Party
March 25 | 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
As members will be aware the club has made a considerable investment in constructing a new purpose built croquet lawn on what was a field opposite the hard courts. This project was ably led by Martin Tinsley and subsequently with the project management skills of Richard Everett. This project has now finally come to its conclusion. The investment resulted in levelling and subsequently seeding the new lawn back in October 2021. The grass has grown over the last year and is now to a stage where it can be used as a full sized croquet lawn. 2023 will be the first year where the new lawn is used in competitions and for regular play.
The formal opening of the new croquet lawn will take place on 25th March. There will be a cutting of the ribbon to open the lawn at 1:30pm. The afternoon will be a celebration of croquet with an Alice in Wonderland theme (The Mad Hatters Tea Party which involves flamingos as croquet mallets and hedgehogs as croquet balls). No animals will be hurt in this re-enactment! The new lawn celebration will be fancy dress as any character from the Mad Hatters Tea Party.
Members and Non-Members are welcome to come and join in with our celebrations (and if they wish to they can come in fancy dress too – that is optional).