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Moredon Playing Fields

Cheney Manor

Swindon

Wiltshire SN2 2QP

(Lat/Lon : 51.577851, -1.81185)

Aerial view of the lawns

Map to find us SN2 2QP

Facilities

The club has three full-sized lawns, which are open from April to November and the lawns are maintained by members of the club. We now have our own Club Room with a toilet. changing room, kitchen area and meeting room with a patio adjacent to the lawns.

Play

Club days are Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday afternoon is set aside for Golf Croquet. Association croquet is played (up to level play) on Wednesdays starting at 2 o’clock until you want to go home. Anyone interested should simply turn up on either day (if you're totally new to the game, it doesn't matter which): no experience is necessary.

The long anticipated influx of scratch and minus players has again failed to materialise, so our association croquet is played almost exclusively under handicap rules. Our members' association handicaps range from 4 to 24, and are predominantly towards the upper end of this range.

Coaching

A beginners' coaching course is held on Thursday afternoons 2pm till 4pm for six weeks, starting in April. Coaching for improvers is also available every Wednesday. Coaching is provided by a Croquet Association qualified coach.

Tournaments

We run a full program of club tournaments for both golf and association croquet, which are well-supported by the members. Unfortunately, we do not have the necessary resources to stage open tournaments. Since only a couple of our members enter tournaments at other clubs, our contact with other clubs is limited mainly to league and friendly matches.

Team Events

We currently field teams in the South West Federation's Federation, Intermediate, B League and Golf leagues. We are always happy to receive enquiries about friendly matches at any level.

Membership Fees

The membership fee for 2016 is £110 per year. The membership fee covers all lawn fees, match fees, match and tournament teas, use of club equipment and lawn maintenance costs. For a few of the club tournaments a fee of £1 per player is charged to go towards the winner and runner up shields which are kept by the players.

Contacts

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