Learn to Play Croquet Coaching Clinics – On Now

Learn to Play Croquet Coaching Clinics have resumed after we were allowed to resume doubles play on our courts and to have up to 10 persons per court.

Coaching Clinics are focused on basic croquet skills and techniques and learning how to play Golf Croquet. Clinics are currently being run 3 times per week – Mondays at 10:30am, Thursday at 11am and Saturdays at 9am. Each session last for 1.5hrs, costs $6 and participants can elect to come to one or more clinics per week. All equipment and coaching is provided and participants are requested to bring appropriate clothing to be outdoors, their own food, water and hand sanitiser. Typically it takes 6 lessons to learn enough skills and how to play the game to then attend one of the scheduled Golf Doubles sessions on Tuesday and Friday mornings.

For more information contact the Games Captain on 0417 565475

Limited Doubles Play has resumed

Limited doubles play has resumed on all of our 4 lawns where we are allowed to have up to 10 persons per lawn. The court booking system is still mandatory and cash is not accepted for playing fees. The clubhouse is now available for use with a limited number of persons allowed inside the clubhouse at any one time. The kitchen is not to be used. All NSW Government and Health Department COVID-19 regulations and guidelines are to be strictly adhered too.

For further information please contact a Committee member or your Games Vice Captain.

Singles Play has resumed at NNPCC

As per the previous post, limited singles play has resumed at Newcastle National Park Croquet Club. The committee emailed a notice to all members (who have email) on 5/5/2020 detailing the Rules of resumed play and also sent a copy of the letter received from CNSW authorising croquet clubs to resume play. The Club has also sent out another notice on 6/5/2020 detailing the new playing fee payment process that eliminates cash payments. These documents are below. If you would like copies or explanation of any of these documents please contact a committee member.

NNPCC Pandemic Rules contacts removed – Final 4 May 2020

Lawn Use Update to Clubs 27.04.2020

NNPCC Email re Playing Fees 6-5-20 details removed

 

 

2/5/2020 – Resumption of Limited Singles Play

The Committee have decided to develop guidelines on resuming croquet play under strict social distancing protocols.
The restrictions will include, but are not necessarily restricted to:-
  • singles play only in all codes – golf, association, gateball and ricochet
  • 4 courts to be used, four 2.5hr sessions per day, 7 days per week
  • sessions booked in advance – no walk-up play
  • disinfectant to be made available so that balls, hoops and other equipment can be cleaned
  • fees to be paid by EFTPOS by each player or by depositing directly into the clubs’ Newcastle Permanent Building Society account – information to be provided.
  • The clubhouse is only to be accessed for bathroom use or collection and return of mallets
These guidelines are necessary, not only to protect members, but also to protect our groundskeeper.
We shall let you know when we will be in a position to accept bookings.

 

2020 Come and Try Day

Newcastle National Park Croquet Club will host a free “Come and Try Croquet” day at our courts in Newcastle West. Members and Coaches will be present to show anyone interested in learning how to play Croquet what the basics of the game are. Participants will be provided with equipment and will learn how to hit the ball and will participate in some simple lessons and practice games to gain an appreciation of the sport. A free BBQ lunch, tea and coffee will be provided by the Club.

Participants are asked to wear flat soled shoes and come prepared to be outside on the courts during the lessons and practice games.

Sunday 23rd Feb 2020 between 10am and 1pm at Newcastle National Park Croquet Club

25 National Park Street, Newcastle West, NSW, 2302