Budleigh Salterton Croquet Club set for 2014 Open Day

PUBLISHED: 09:47 03 April 2014 | UPDATED: 09:47 03 April 2014

Budleigh Salterton Croquet Club will throw open its doors to visitors at two taster sessions at the beginning of April.

All are welcome to come along and try their hand at croquet and bowls on Thursday, April 3 and Saturday, April 5, between 10am and 4pm.

The taster sessions are being held at the beginning of the 2014 season, and give newcomers the opportunity to join as temporary members for a nominal fee. They will then be able to borrow equipment and take part in the club’s successful beginner’s courses before deciding whether to move on to full membership and enjoyment of the club’s activities for the rest of the year.

Croquet and bowls have much in common as both are played - socially and competitively - by people of all ages, and by men and women on equal terms.

Situated on Westfield Close, the croquet club boasts excellent facilities for both games in a magnificent setting overlooking the town and Lyme Bay. With ten full-sized croquet lawns and a six-rink bowling green it is one of the largest croquet clubs in the country, or indeed the world. Bridge is also played in the large clubhouse.

Club chairman Jack Smith said: “We look forward to welcoming visitors to our club and hope they will discover a lifetime’s pleasure in one or both of the sports we offer.”


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