Only the smartest show-up at Nedlands Croquet Club!

This good-looking group from the Swiss Family Clinic are showing us how to properly dress for the occasion!

And not only are these medical and mental-health professionals combining team-bonding with fun on croquet lawns, but they also provide valuable, multidisciplinary services and treatment for young people and families in our local community.

Very well-presented; very well-dressed; and very welcome!!

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This is how croquet revs up the spirit at Nedlands Croquet Club!

Staff from Autism Association of WA knew how to let their hair down after all the good and arduous work they’d done during the year. And deservedly so!

These girls know how to party!

Into the Christmas spirit!

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Five Senses Coffee make sense of Nedlands Croquet Club’s attractive venue and sport!

Bringing their own starters, the team at Five Senses Coffee celebrated their recent successful year with fun and good cheer on and off the croquet court.

The team’s camaraderie and skills were clearly demonstrated with impressive displays of friendly banter and amazing shots by first-time players!

Beautifully displayed starters

Pretty tables set up inside the clubhouse for the main meal to come

We wish Five Senses Coffee ‘Merry Christmas’ and ‘All the Best’ for 2023!

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Nedlands graced by the presence of world-class croquet coach!

Croquet veteran of thirty years, Martin Clarke made heads spin when he demonstrated a series of tactics that are set to revolutionize social play at Nedlands Croquet Club.

The renown coach of both codes (Association Croquet and Golf Croquet) led the interested group of 12 club members through tips of how best to position your ball; run hoops; control your ball when dispatching the opponent’s; Rules and many useful hints.

State Golf Croquet Coach Martin Clarke (holding stripped balls) with aspiring Champions

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Some class displayed on the lawns at Nedlands Croquet Club!

Staff from ‘The Italian Closet’ were treated by their boss to a post-Christmas celebration comprising style, fun and laughter while playing croquet for the first time!

It had been difficult for the firm to celebrate in the traditional manner during the retail Christmas rush, so a sunny afternoon in late January was chosen to hold the event.

Some haute couture on display as a Club member demonstrates how to jump a ball through the hoop!

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Supreme service on-court at Nedlands Croquet Club!

Party guests were spoilt during their game of croquet when delicacies and hors d’oeuvres were served by professional caterers without players even having to come off the courts for a nibble!
The firm of health practitioners enjoyed their 2nd successive Christmas function at the Club with superb fare, fun and festivities.

‘Would you like some falafel, humus and Mediterranean Salad with that swing, Madam?’

Father Christmas and Helper during the frolicking ‘Secret Santa’ phase of festivities!

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‘Croquet is much more entertaining than cricket!’

‘I’m retiring from cricket. Croquet is much more entertaining!
Those words were uttered by Matt after he’d finished playing croquet for the first time with fellow members of the UWA Cricket Club.

Matt (in black shorts) watching his partner about to blow their opponent’s pink ball away!

Rob, one of the other members remarked, ‘Sandra’s chip shot was the coolest thing I’ve ever seen!’ Rob was referring to a jump shot demonstrated by one of the Nedlands Croquet Club volunteers who’d helped facilitate the UWA Cricket Club’s social event on a lazy, Sunday afternoon.

For more pictures of the event, please click here.

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Nedlands Croquet Club Turns 91 Years Old!

Life Member Barbara Wilson held the honour of cutting the cake to mark the Club’s 91st birthday during its 2021 Trophy Day presentations.

Awards were made to those who had won or come in as runners-up in the Club’s Golf Croquet championship competitions during 2021. Treasurer Val Hogan won the Jocelyn Eddie Award for the Most Improved Member of the year.

Life Member Barbara Wilson

For more pictures of Trophy Day, please click here.

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The Treats We Enjoy When Being Part of the GC State Squad and State Support Squad!

This is what was presented to the 16-player Golf Croquet State Squad at the newly-opened Belmont Croquet Club in mid-July. The Squad attended a one-day practice session under State Coach Martin Clarke.

Just part of Belmont member Caryll Marshall’s very impressive spread…!

The following day, Martin held a coaching session for the State Support Squad at Nedlands Croquet Club. Pat Tombleson won the ‘Player of the Day’ award!

From L to R: Pat Tombleson, Katie Williams (youngest player in the Support Squad), and Coach Martin Clarke

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Nedlands Croquet Club Member Wins ‘A’ Grade Golf Croquet Tournament!

Michael Trefusis-Paynter always felt one day, he would win a major croquet event. And after 10 years of playing, it happened!
On the last Tuesday in May 2021, Michael won the Croquetwest ‘2020/21  One Day Singles ‘A’ Grade’ tournament at the Forrest Park Croquet Club.

Michael thanking all who organised and participated in the tournament.
(Tournament Manager, John Doepel on left)

Michael beat the State’s Bronze Medalist 7/6 in an exciting Finals, becoming the first member of Nedlands Croquet Club to win an ‘A’ Grade singles title in the ‘golf croquet’ code. The State Coach expressed his pleasure, not with words but by….

Martin Clarke’s doodle on the whiteboard!

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World Croquet Day (1 May 2021) Attracts New Fans to Nedlands Croquet Club!

Among a number of colorful characters gracing our lawns on World Croquet Day, were the Federal Member for Curtin,
Ms Celia Hammond, and City of Nedlands Councillor,
Mr Noel Youngman (Dalkeith Ward).
Both displayed an aptitude for the game!

Federal Member for Curtin, Ms Celia Hammond (centre) showing promise, while 
Club Secretary Pam Kerrison (right), demonstrates to Cr Noel Youngman how it’s done!

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The Tradition Continues at Nedlands Croquet Club!

It was no April Fool’s joke when Ben Devenish brought a 50 year-old mallet to a private function held on 1 April 2021.
The mallet had been passed down to him from his grandfather, whose wife, Mrs W Devenish, was Club President during the years 1970 t0 1973.
The family lived directly opposite the Club at the time, and Ben can recall watching his grandfather play with the very same mallet!

Chloe, Nicky, Ben (holding his Grandfather’s mallet), and Raj

Ben’s Grandmother was Club President from 1970 to 1973

 

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Many hands make light work at Nedlands Croquet Club!

The Club has reopened after being closed for 6 weeks from early December 2020 for the lawns to be de-thatched and provided a chance to replenish. Once the playing surfaces were ready for action, it didn’t take long for our generous band of volunteers to reset the courts and create hoop-holes in the right places!

Alan Sands, David Gould (with hammer), Jennifer Brand and Basil Ladyman applying their skills

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Shedding the old image at Nedlands Croquet Club

During a recent 3-day ‘Team Trials’ event, the State’s top 32 golf croquet players fought it out in a gruelling series of mixed doubles, mens singles and ladies singles matches at three venues across Perth.

The surprise player of the tournament was Henry Smith, a young man in his late twenties. Henry, who only recently returned to croquet after a break of several years, decisively beat the top two men’s seeds according to World Rankings.

Young Henry Smith in singlet and tattoos at the Nedlands Croquet Club

Henry hails from the Bunbury Central Croquet Club, and is an inspiration to other young competitive people to have a go at this vibrant and challenging sport!

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Nedlands Croquet Club – the Winner!

The annual ‘Nedlands/Cambridge Friendly’ was held on Sunday 1 Nov 2020, with Nedlands taking out the trophy for the 5th time in eleven years. Although the friendly rivalry was fierce, the outcome was in doubt until the last round of 4 matches. Nedlands won 10 games to 6.

Smiles all around as players from Nedlands Croquet Club and Cambridge Croquet Club enjoy a well-earned afternoon tea!

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New trolleys for Nedlands Croquet Club!

Four new trolleys!

Through the generosity of a Club member, four beautifully-dressed new trolleys were unveiled in a brief ceremony and presented in late August 2020, as a gift to the Club. The trolleys are indeed a blessing to players who can now more easily set-up and dismantle hoops and courts. The trolleys also facilitate storage in a single place for ancillary equipment used during a croquet game or competition.

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Amazing spread with little effort at Nedlands Croquet Club!

Members attending the Club’s Annual General Meeting held on 15 August 2020, were asked to bring ‘…some goodies to share in a social light buffet lunch…’ after the meeting.

Members delight at what appeared on the table after this year’s AGM!

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Nedlands Croquet Club hosts the Covid19 Cup and Isolation Shield!

After a break of four months from competitive play, 32 tournament-starved croquet players from Busselton, Dunsborough, Bunbury, Narrogin, York and five Perth clubs, graced Nedlands’ four lawns to battle it out in WA’s new singles Covid19 Cup, and Isolation Shield doubles.

A teriffic coverage by ABC Television News can be found here!

  Chris McWhirter, winner of the Covid19 Cup, easily jumping his black ball over his red ball opponent!

Some serious, competitive play

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Hen’s party brings colour and smiles to croquet!

Nearly 40 guests attended Ashleigh’s hen’s party on a Saturday afternoon/evening, and had the time of their lives! Fun, games, food, drink and …..an introduction to the exciting sport of croquet!

Ashleigh (left) and friends on the croquet court

The play becomes serious….

(More pics to follow soon)

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End-of-year celebrations at Nedlands Croquet Club!

Jack Goodrick and his team know how to indulge in end-of-year celebrations. This is the second time the team has been to the Club for such purposes. ‘We enjoy a bit of fun, and appreciate the benefits of a good bonding exercise due to the strategy, teamwork and camaraderie that comes with croquet,’ Jack remarked. Wise words!

Jack (with blue mallet) and his team

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2019 Melbourne Cup Lunch at Nedlands Croquet Club

Our members are not only talented croquet players – they know how to lay on good, self-catered fare when it counts!

Chicken and salad

A most succulent dessert!

Members and guests tucking in!

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Nedlands takes out the 2019 Annual Nedlands/Cambridge Friendly trophy!

A great day of social and competitive play was had by all who recently contested in the Annual Nedlands/Cambridge Friendly. The event was hosted by the Cambridge Croquet Club, who reluctantly relinquished the trophy after Nedlands won the event – 10 games to 6.

Watching anxiously to see where the red ball ends up …!

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IT Vision strengthens its focus at Nedlands Croquet Club!

IT Vision, a leading software development company, held its annual team-building function at the Nedlands Croquet Club in the middle of our 2019 winter.

Staff of IT Vision listening attentively to their CEO

Budding players, Lucy and Emma

Just shows, you can be super-competitive and creative behind a computer, or on the croquet lawn at any time of the year!

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Torben Bak crowned WA’s 2019 Golf Croquet State Champion!

Torben Bak (Forrest Park Croquet Club) won his first WA GC State Open Singles title over the WA Day long weekend.

Torben in action at Nedlands

The event was played over 3 days in early June 2019 at the Como and Nedlands Croquet clubs. Torben’s win takes him to the No 143 spot in World Rankings (5th highest player in WA and 13th in Australia). WA currently has 5 players in Australia’s top 15 world-ranked players which demonstrates how competitive the sport is in our State.

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Who says croquet is a game for Oldies???!!!!

The New  Zealand Golf Croquet team (pictured below), narrowly beat a crack Australian team, 9 matches to 7 in the very closely fought three-test Trans-Tasman competition played in Victoria at the end of April 2019.

Kiwi Champions – Trans-Tasman 2019

Two of the men (Edmund Fordyce – 3rd from the left), and Captain Felix Webby (holding the trophy), are under 21, and currently rank 7th and 4th respectively in the World Top Ten golf croquet players. And young Ellie Ross (2nd from the right), is only 16 years old!

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Nedlands courts the best in WA for the country’s top Association Croquet tournament!

Congratulations to Team Victoria for winning the 2019 Eire Cup hosted by WA last month! This annual prestigious award was hard fought between six Australian states, with NSW coming 2nd.

Western Australia was in 3rd place.

Victoria wins the 2019 Eire Cup!

The tournament was played over 5 days at three 4-court venues in Perth. Team Victoria Captain Stephen Forster (middle, front row above), said, ‘I thought the Nedlands courts were the best of the lot. They definitely are the best l have seen of them in the past 18 years, (5 visits)’.

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What a lovely message!

The following email was received on 21 Feb 2019, soon after KAYLX held their office function at the Nedlands Croquet Club:

Hi Wendy & Val

Thank you so much for you hospitality last Friday. You made organising my first ‘belated Christmas party’ very easy and enjoyable! We are all very grateful to have the volunteers there to help guide us in the attempt to master the art that is croquet. Everyone had such an amazing time and it is still the buzz around the office!

Cheers
Michaela Miller
Research Technician

KAYLX party-goer taking her shot quite seriously….

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Jeff cleans-up at Nedlands!

Two top AC events were held at Nedlands Croquet Club over the Australia Day long weekend.

Defending champion of the 2019 AC Australia Day Singles, Jeff Newcombe (Como Croquet Club), won the event for the 4th time.

Jeff Newcombe ponders his next shot as Max Woolf and Dale Jury (Moorabinda Croquet Club), watch on

Jeff, together with his partner Megan Reynolds (Bunbury Central Croquet Club), were the winners in the 2019 AC State Open Mixed Doubles.  Congratulations to all who participated in both events.

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Gateball comes to Nedlands Croquet Club!

For the first time on our lawns, Gateball, was featured as one of the attractions during the 2019 Offspring Day held on 12 Jan 2019. An Underage Competition was held the following day, attracting new players to Golf Croquet.

Torben Bak (Forrest Park), explaining the concepts of gateball

Darcy DeVries from Geraldton, about to play his ball to the next hoop

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Many hands make light work at Nedlands Croquet Club!

Croquet players from four different clubs assisted in levelling the surface of two courts at our club. The eastern boundary edges of Courts 1 and 2 had been dipping a little, and required a pile of sand to help build the surface back to a ‘level playing field’ – literally!

The Levelling Gang from l to r – Sandra Stephenson and Val Hogan (Nedlands), Jeff Locke (Forrest Park), Alan Sands (Como), Basil Ladyman (Cambridge), Peter Pekaar (Como), David Williams (Cambridge)

We’d like to thank the volunteers pictured above who made such a happy feast of their work, as well as the City of Nedlands for their valuable assistance and support of the project.

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Joy’s 30th birthday bash a big hit!

Joy Huang celebrating her 30th birthday with friends on a Sunday afternoon, playing croquet and having fun! Approximately 30 guests picked up their croquet mallet for the first time, and enjoyed running hoops and knocking off their opponents.

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Joy lines up for her big hit!

30th birthday cake about to be devoured

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Perfect weather attracts the office crowd to Nedlands Croquet Club

What better way to spend a Friday afternoon, than unwinding from a hard week’s work for these members of a top Perth law firm.

Goodies on and off the court!

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‘Tuesday Afternoon Singles’ attracts GC players from all over Perth to Nedlands

Taking advantage of perfect weather conditions during the summer, competitive players from many different clubs gather on Tuesday afternoons to battle it out in a series of friendly Golf Croquet games.

L to R: Tim Barkes (Gosnells), Jeff Locke (Forrest Park), Dave Williams (Cambridge)

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Nedlands Croquet Club comes to the University of Western Australia!

On a sunny Friday afternoon in early November, Nedlands Croquet Club set up 3 mini-croquet courts for the annual UWA Sports Day.  Staff and students alike had much fun learning how to play the exciting game of golf croquet.

A mini-croquet court set up on the Oval at UWA

The ‘eyes’ have it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Croquet Offspring Day at Nedlands Croquet Club!

Nedlands Croquet Club recently hosted the first of what will become an annual event – a ‘Croquet Offspring Day’! Skilled players brought their children and grandchildren to the Club to introduce our amazing game to the younger players.

You can see a 15 minute video by clicking here, showing some of the day’s play, with interviews from two top WA players and feedback from the offspring themselves!

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Hear Chris McWhirter – 2017 WA and Australian Golf Croquet Captain, talking about golf croquet on Perth’s 91.3 SportFM radio station

Click here to listen to Chris McWhirter’s radio interview on SportFM’s ‘Sports Breakfast’ show of 12 Sept 2017. The 7 minute extract has been enhanced by crowds and musicians at Nedlands Croquet Club!

Chris McWhirter proudly displaying his 5th GC Gold Medal

………………………………………………………………………………………………WA Successes at National Golf Croquet Championships in Brisbane – Sept 2017

Congratulations to:

  • Chris McWhirter (Forrest Park) for winning his fifth GC Gold Medal and making 2017 a hat-trick for three years in a row

  • The WA State Team for winning the GC Interstate Shield for the first time – beating five other Australian States

  • Fleur Brockway (East Fremantle) for becoming the No 1-ranked female GC player in Australia.

WA’s GC State Team – Winners of the 2017 Interstate Shield (Fleur Brockway – middle in front row) 

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Helen and Michael – ‘Runners-Up’ in the 2017 York Country Doubles Golf Croquet Tournament

For only their second time playing together, Helen Amyes (York Croquet Club) and Michael Trefusis-Paynter (Nedlands) surprised themselves by reaching the Finals in this year’s York Country Doubles GC Tournament.

Martin Clarke (Gosnells Croquet Club) and Dorothy Bull (York) won the two-day event that attracted 32 players from 10 different croquet clubs around the State.

‘York Country Double’ – in more ways than one!
Helen and Michael nearly found their Pot-of-Gold

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Alan and Eric take out the 2017 Association Croquet (AC) ‘Champion of Champions’ trophies at Nedlands Croquet Club

Congratulations to Alan Sands  of Como Croquet Club and Eric Ayling of York Croquet Club, for their magnificent achievements in this year’s AC Champion of Champions played at the Nedlands Croquet Club.

2017 AC Champion of Champions Winner Alan Sands (left) and runner-up, Eric Ayling  (picture courtesy of Barbara Wilson)

Alan took out the McBride Cup (the trophy for metro club champions), and is the overall ‘2017 AC Champion of Champions’!
Eric was the runner-up, and took out the Thorogood Trophy for country club champions.

And ‘Hats On!’ to those players who continued with their game despite the inclement weather conditions.

David Ward of Sorrento Croquet Club, playing in the rain
(picture courtesy of Kerry Bomford)

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Not only was the weather glorious,  but the 16 participants had a really great time! Ladies came from as far afield as Narrogin, Busselton and York. The competition was a Rotating Doubles, with players in each block of 8, coupling up with a different doubles-partner for every new game played. Fleur Brockway of East Fremantle came out winner of Block A, and Di McGivern of Sorrento, was the winner in Block B.

Fleur Brockway – winner of Block A

Di McGivern on left – winner of Block B

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“Better than bowls..” “And more strategic, too!”

Just some comments received from two staffers of a large corporation holding a social event at the Nedlands Croquet Club in late March 2017.  Newcomers to the game of Golf Croquet are often amazed at the skills required, and the number of different tactics to chose from when playing this exciting and vibrant sport.

Preparing a delicious barbecue for the players

Beautiful setting for an afternoon of team bonding

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MX5 Car Club enjoys annual croquet outing at Nedlands Croquet Club

The WA MX5 Car Club attended their annual croquet outing on 21 Feb 2017. The date, purposely chosen during one of the warmest weeks of the year, unfortunately turned out to be a freezing cold evening! But not as cold as when the MX5 Car Club attended their annual croquet outing at the Club on 6 June 2014 – during Perth’s real winter!

MX 5 Car Club’s annual outing at Nedlands Croquet Club – Feb 2017

Black lining up for a hoop shot on a chilly June evening in 2014, while Art and Barrie look on

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Quiz Night – a truly ‘smashing’ evening!

Nedlands Croquet Club hosted a fun-filled Quiz Night on Friday 24 February 2017. Quizmaster Martin Clarke had the enthusiastic guests scratching their heads from the outset, but their animation didn’t waiver. Lots of delicious nibbles were consumed and many prizes were won. A truly ‘smashing’ evening – even without croquet balls.

Here’s a question! ‘Which of the Nedlands Croquet Club’s lawns do you think these two Golf Croquet State Squad members are heading to?

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Dorothy shows ’em where croquet can get you!

Congratulations to Dorothy Bull of York Croquet Club, who was presented with an award as the York Open Sports Star 2016 on Australia Day 2017. Dorothy represented WA in the Australian Golf Croquet Championships in Perth last year, and was nominated by her Club which actively supports the growth of croquet in Australia.

Dorothy with her well-earned award

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Corporate visitors have a ball (or three!) at Nedlands Croquet Club

Staff members from one of Perth’s largest city councils, enjoyed an evening of camaraderie, bonding and fun when challenging each other in a game of croquet during their annual Christmas function.

Blake, Emily, Mon and Adrian dressed for the part!

Blake, Emily, Mon and Adrian dressed for the part!

'This one's going to go right through without touching sides..!'

‘This one’s going right through without touching sides..!’

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Nedlands Croquet Club lends a helping hand at UWA’s Annual Staff Sports Day

Nedlands Croquet Club went to the University of Western Australia on Friday 11 Nov 2016 to assist with UWA’s annual Staff Sports event. For the first time, golf croquet was included, and over 70 people registered to play. Three half-courts were created on the day, and much fun was had by all!

Nedlands Croquet Club's Wendy Prendiville supervising a tightly-fought game

Nedlands Croquet Club’s Wendy Prendiville supervising a tightly-fought game

You'll never know the thrill of running a hoop for the first time until it happens to you!

You’ll never know the thrill of almost running a hoop for the first time, until it happens to you!

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Croquet – a great game for all seasons!

Well – we’re through with October 2016 and a hint of warmth is now in the air. It’s been a long, cold and blustery winter, but this hasn’t put off the hardy souls for whom croquet is in their blood, nor those up for a bit of fun!

Forrest Park Croquet Club Court No 1 after July hailstorm

Perth’s Forrest Park Croquet Club Court No 1 after July 2016 hailstorm

 

Nedlands Associate member Marty Clarke running an icy hoop at Forrest Park

Nedlands Associate member Marty Clarke running an icy hoop at Forrest Park

Pictures courtesy of Michael Murphy – Forrest Park Croquet Club

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Exciting play at Nedlands Croquet Club during 2016 Australian Golf Croquet Championships

In early Sept 2016, Nedlands Croquet Club jointly hosted the 2016 Australian Golf Croquet Championships. Teams from six states across Australia and individual players took to the lawns at seven venues to battle it out in four different events held over 12 days. Participants varied in age from a budding sixteen year-old future star, to interstate champions in their eighties.

Participants of all ages can play in this great sport!

Participants of all ages enjoy this great sport!

WA player John Doepel under the watchful eye of South Australian referee Ann Woodhouse

WA player John Doepel under the watchful eye of South Australian referee Anne Woodhouse

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New Quadway Hoops pose a new challenge to Club players

Our new Quadway hoops provide an even greater challenge to croquet players!

Our new Quadway hoops will provide an even greater challenge to croquet players!

The Club recently acquired four new sets of Quadway hoops. Quadway hoops demonstrate a major improvement in hoop design, by facilitating easy and fast adjustments to the hoop width without affecting existing hoop holes. Adjustments are made through the use of a simple Allen key on screws that rotate the hoop uprights. Up to four different width settings can be achieved in this way.

Another distinctive characteristic of Quadway hoops are the square carrots (made of medium tensile steel) which promote rigidity and stability.

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Exciting play at Nedlands Croquet Club!

Peter Ross from Halls Head Croquet Club, WA, narrowly beat Trevor Bassett (Vic) to win the Association Croquet 2016 WA State Open Singles held over the WA Day long-weekend, 4-6 Jun 2016.

Champion Peter Ross under scrutiny from Referee Pat Zuma

Champion Peter Ross under scrutiny from Referee Pat Zuvela

Runner-up, Trevor Bassett in 'striking' pose ....

Runner-up, Trevor Bassett in ‘striking’ pose ….

 (Pictures courtesy of Lyndsay David)

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40th birthday bash at Nedlands Croquet Club on a Sunday afternoon…

Cool jazz floated across the lawns, where mums, dads and youngsters enjoyed their first fling at swinging a croquet mallet. Friends had organised a surprise birthday party for Scott who was celebrating his 40th!

Live music on the veranda overlooking the lawns

Live music from a polished duo kept the guests well-entertained!

'Please don't hit my ball away...'

‘Please don’t hit my ball away…’

Party guests having fun!

Party guests having fun!

 

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Hats on for the Hens at Nedlands Croquet Club!

Adding class to the occasion

Adding a touch of class to the occasion

Jody (centre) organiser of the Hen’s party, ensured all guests were equipped with appropriate headwear to play a fun game of croquet!

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‘Nedlands Croquet Club – what a great venue!’

So said Paul the groom, as he and brand-new wife Sarah, celebrated their 2nd day of marriage with sixty guests at a colourful and lively after-wedding party – eating, drinking, and playing croquet!

Family and close friends enjoying a perfect Sunday afternoon

Family and close friends enjoying a perfect Sunday afternoon

Groom Paul (left) and Sarah (right) with Chris, Chris and James watching on

Groom Paul (left) and Sarah (right) with Chris, Chris and James watching on

Bride Sarah feeling the rhythm

Bride Sarah feeling the rhythm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bankwest team challenge at Nedlands Croquet Club!

Bankwest team members playing croquet for the first time. The boys were quick to learn the game, and all showed signs of becoming promising players!

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'Gee, was that close...!'

‘Gee, was that close…!’

'Yeah!'

‘Yeah!’

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Saying farewell to 2015 at Nedlands Croquet Club!

On the last day of the year, members enjoyed a sumptuous feast and some social croquet to see out the old year.

Everyone bought a plate - no trouble at all!

Everyone bought a plate – absolutely delicious!

Daughter Maren having a go!

Daughter Maren having a go!

Sabene, visitor from Germany, playing croquet for the first time!

Sabene, a visitor from Germany, playing croquet for the first time!

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Never too late to host a function at Nedlands Croquet Club!

We’re open for business throughout the year!

If you have an event you’d like to host with some excellent social, fun and competitive sport thrown in, book now by contacting Wendy at 0408 911 974 or email wenpren@hotmail.com

The team from Water Corp having fun in the sun!

The team from Water Corp having fun in the sun!

How better to spend an office Christmas party!

How better to spend an office Christmas party!

 

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Nedlands Croquet Club – anyone can have a go!

If you’re keen to see what croquet is all about, give us a call at 0408 911 974 to arrange a free coaching session! We have coaches for both Association Croquet and Golf Croquet.

Top-class coaching available for players at all levels

Member Martin Clarke dealing with a hampered shot

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Nedlands Croquet Club 2015 Open Day!

Come along to our free event on Thursday 12 November 2015 anytime between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm and ‘Have a Go’ at playing croquet. Anyone can play! Be social, have some fun and you’ll be made very welcome!

To see our full flyer, please click here.

Newcomers to the game love the challenge!

Newcomers to the game love the challenge!

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UK Visitor to Nedlands Croquet Club Returns the Compliment!

Tim Johnson, visitor and friend of Nedlands Croquet Club, recently treated Nedlands Croquet Club member Michael Trefusis-Paynter to a game of croquet at his croquet club in Lodsworth, West Sussex on a beautiful autumn day in mid-September 2015.

Lodsworth is one of the newest and smallest clubs in the UK.

Lodsworth Croquet Club - one of the newest and smallest clubs in the UK

Lodsworth Croquet Club has only one lawn but boasts 70 members!

Three days earlier, Tim and Michael had enjoyed watching some of the UK’s top players in action at the West Sussex County Croquet Club – one of the largest clubs in the UK with eleven lawns!

Lionel Tibble - winner of 2015 Sussex Open Golf Croquet Championship

Lionel Tibble – winner of 2015 Sussex Open Golf Croquet Championship

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Nedlands Croquet Club – 2015 Fun Tournament 12/13 Sept 2015

The theme for the annual 2015 Nedlands Fun Tournament was ‘Around the World’.

Participants were invited to dress in national costume to help make the event as colourful and vibrant as it always is!

Nedlands Club Secretary Pam Kerrison displaying colourful garment!

Nedlands Club Secretary Pam Kerrison displaying colourful garment!

Winners this year were:

Block A – Martin Clarke and Mori Chong

Block B – Derek and Gwen Freeman.

Click here for a 5 minute video of the 2014 Annual Fun Tournament (ensure the volume control on the clip is ‘On’)

Click here for pics of the Annual 2014 and 2013 Fun Tournaments

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Croquet – spreading the word!

Attracting attention to our sport

Attracting attention to our sport

When it comes to personalising number plates , some people pull out all the stops. Janine McHardy (Forrest Park) has chosen a novel way to promote our sport!

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Up for a Challenge at Nedlands Croquet Club?

Croquet, in all its forms, can be a very challenging sport. However, no game is likely to be as challenging as it was to build this 10th century church, in Le Puy-en-Velay, France.

Chapelle St-Michel d'Aiguilhe. Picture taken by Webmaster

Chapelle St-Michel d’Aiguilhe, Le Puy-en-Velay  Picture taken by Webmaster

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Gosnells does it again!

Thursday 7 May 2015

Gosnells Croquet Club put on a most enjoyable day for its Nedlands friends at the first of 2015’s bi-annual ‘Friendlies’ played between the two clubs each year.

What a sumptuous lunch!

What a sumptuous lunch!

(Click here for more images)

 2015 Anzac Day Sunrise – Nedlands Croquet Club

Flypast at Dawn - Anzac Day 2015

Flypast at Dawn – Anzac Day 2015

If there’re any croquet players who know anything about the Anzacs, it’s our very own Mike Galvin – current member and past President of Nedlands Croquet Club.

Warden of RSL (York), Patron and Past President, Military History Society WA, Chairman Boer War Historical Society

Mike Galvin – Warden of RSL (York), Patron and Past President, Military History Society WA, Chairman Boer War Historical Society

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

HSBC enjoys some cool corporate bonding at Nedlands Croquet Club!

Enjoying the fresh, cool evening

Playing in the fresh, cool of the evening

Staff from HSBC’s St Georges Terrace office experiencing their first game of croquet (‘..very cerebral…’ – David) and a chance to bond more tightly as a team in more ways than one!

Club volunteers - Wendy, Val and Sue

Club volunteers – Wendy, Val and Sue

David, Emma, Arianna and Trish - expert hoop runners!

David, Emma, Arianna and Trish – expert hoop runners!

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Martin Clarke takes out the 2015 Nedlands Croquet Club GC Singles title

Australia’s No 4 ranking Golf Croquet player, won the title of the Club’s 2015  Annual GC Singles Championship with Richard Lee the runner-up.

Marty going for a roquet with Richard looking on

Marty going for a roquet with Richard looking on

(Click here for more images)

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Former Nedlands Croquet Club Treasurer, Elizabeth Goode passes away

On Tuesday 3rd March 2015, Elizabeth Goode passed away peacefully. Nedlands Croquet Club members Barbara Wilson, Gwen Swarbrick and Elaine Bonds attended a ‘beautiful funeral service’ on Monday 16th March 2015 at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Mosman Park.

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Barbara remembers Elizabeth as, ‘An amazing lady who did so much for other people in her lifetime. She was the Treasurer of Nedlands Croquet Club for many years, amongst the other positions she held elsewhere. She also had an amazing memory for birthdays and family names.

We were very pleased to have attended her farewell’.

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Naked Croquet!
Nedlands Croquet Club kicks off its Naked Croquet Program on Tuesday 10 March 2015. 

NakedCroquet - Proof4 and FinalParticipants will have the chance to paint a live model under instruction from one of Perth’s most respected artists, then learn the bare facts of, and play one of the most exciting sports around – golf-croquet! (Click here to see a 5 minute clip of our 2014 Annual Fun Tournament!)

For further details of the Naked Croquet Program, click here!
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UWA’s Bachelor of Philosophy Summer School  had a fun night getting to know each other in a friendly, competitive environment!

The academic brains at work!

The academic brains at work!

Club member Sue providing instruction

Club member Sue providing instruction

(Click here for more images)
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Nedlands Croquet Club hosted two tournaments for Association Croquet players over the Australia Day Long Weekend.  (Pictures to follow soon). Meantime, here’s a taste…!

Enjoying the play

Enjoying the play

Australia Day 2015 Skyworks

Australia Day 2015 Skyworks

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Nedlands Croquet Club hosts a variety of functions in December – from Alice in Wonderland to Zorb Soccer!   

Zorb Soccer at Nedlands Croquet Club

Zorb Soccer at Nedlands Croquet Club

Alice in Wonderland - laughter all around!

(Click here for more images)

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Promotional Poster

Promotional Poster

New promotional flyers targeting the general community, young people, and corporations respectively

Promotional flyers targeting the general community, young people, and corporations respectively

The article says it all….!

Western Suburbs Weekly article - 2 Dec 2014

Western Suburbs Weekly article – 2 Dec 2014

Halloween came to Nedlands Croquet Club on the last day of October 2014. Our sponsors – Realmark Western Suburbs celebrated its huge 1st year anniversary with a big Halloween party – face painting, jumping castles, fancy dress and twisted balloons!

Party guests

Some party guests

Getting ready to be face-painted - Realmark's Lily, Emma and Adam

Getting ready for the face-painting – Realmark’s Lily, Emma and Adam

(Click here for more images of Realmark’s big Halloween party bash!)

The second Anne Tothill Tournament was a great success – Division 3 players competing in glorious sunshine.

Concentration and skill - key ingredients for this challenging game

Concentration and skill – key ingredients for this very challenging game

The 2014 Nedlands Fun Tournament was a blast!
The theme this year was ‘Come as your favourite book’

Ding Dong - the Witch is ALIVE!

Ding Dong – the Witch is ALIVE!

(Click here for images of our 2014 Fun Tournament)

Nedlands Croquet Club’s 2014 Trophy Day – a celebration in style

Club members being addressed by one of several Special Guests - MLA for Nedlands, The Hon Bill Marmion

Club members being addressed by one of several special guests – MLA for Nedlands, The Hon Bill Marmion

Nedlands Croquet Club held its annual Trophy Day on the afternoon of 9 August 2014 and was graced by the presence of several special guests – MLA for Nedlands, the Hon Bill Marmion, Mayor of Nedlands Max Hipkins, and Club Sponsors Emma and Adam Gilbert of Realmark.
Trophies were presented to the winners and runners-up of Club tournaments held during the year, and members enjoyed an assortment of delicacies, followed by brief addresses from our honoured guests.

(Click here for List of Trophy Winners and Runners-Up)
(Click here for more images)

UWA’s Finance Association of WA hold their 3rd annual social croquet event at Nedlands Croquet Club

(Click here for more images)

First year students enjoying the fun, vibrancy and colour of croquet

First year students enjoying the fun, vibrancy and colour of croquet

Nedlands Croquet Club launches the inaugural Anne Tothill Tournament

Tournament Manager Helen Eagle and Mr Peter Tothill

Tournament Manager Helen Eagle and Mr Peter Tothill

 

The Anne Tothill Tournament is named after a past active member of our Club who kindly left us a small bequest to be used in developing Association Croquet (AC) Division 3 and 4 players.

Helen Eagle, an accomplished AC player herself, devised and organised the tournament which attracted 16 Division 4 entrants from clubs all over Perth.

Guest of Honour was Mr Peter Tothill, 96 year-old brother of the late Anne, who was accompanied by his daughter Wendy.

Peter, who still plays golf, expressed delight at being invited to Nedlands Croquet Club to present the prizes.

 

(Click here for more images)

Nedlands Croquet Club hosts the 2014 WA Association Croquet (AC) Champion of Champions Tournament

(Click here for more images)

Winner Alan Sands of Como Croquet Club in action during the final game

Winner Alan Sands of Como Croquet Club in action during the final game

 

The dawning of a new era for our Club…..

(Click here for more images)

Sunrise over the Club's lawns as we prepare the day for a State Open Tournament

Sunrise over the Club’s lawns as we prepare the day for the start of WA’s 2014 Association Croquet State Open Championships

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