Cornwall Croquet Club

RCN 1207502, Saint Austell

Cornwall Croquet Club is in Porthpean, St Austell overlooking the Pentewan Valley. Set in beautiful countryside we play, teach and compete at croquet. The club house and grounds are open throughout the year and currently attract members mostly from St Austell and the surrounds but also further afield. Croquet is a game of skill and strategy and can be played by people of all ages and abilities. We offer free taster sessions on Sunday afternoons. A recent group of youngsters with additional needs came and had a go and were heard to say that they could not believe how much they enjoyed it and they will be coming back with family and friends. The Club is more than somewhere to play croquet it’s a friendly sociable supportive place. We love our club and its beautiful grounds that are maintained by us, the members. The current owners of the croquet grounds do not want to extend the current lease beyond 2026 but are open to an offer by the club in the region of £60,000. We have been undertaking fund raising and have so far raised £28,000. We would be most grateful if you could make a donation to help the Club to continue and achieve our target. Please do come and join us on the croquet lawns for a game.

Cornwall Croquet Club

Cornwall Croquet Club needs to be able to purchase their current croquet grounds of 2.85 acres together with the club house, storage sheds and toilets.   The owners of the site are not willing to extend the lease that expires in September 2026, but have indicated that they will consider an offer from the Club of £60,000. Including legal costs, the total cost is estimated at £65,000.

 Relocation is not financially viable with the cost of each lawn costing £20,000 to create. We currently have three lawns which are the minimum number needed to play competitively and for social play.

The majority of the members of the Club live in St Austell and the surrounds but we do have people coming from further afield. We hold free open days and weekly have a go sessions. The club hosts other local clubs every year including the Freemasons, Soroptimists, Royal Navy Association, the Bowls club and local businesses.

Croquet is not just about sport; it is also about friendship.   A questionnaire went to members in 2023 and many responses commented on the welcome received, the friendships they had made and the support they were given, particularly in bereavement.   The club is open all year and if the weather makes it impossible to play croquet, games and activities are available in the club house. Members have historically shown support for newcomers to the game offering help and advice during club weekly game sessions.

The club runs beginners coaching courses every year and intermediate training. It also takes part in hosting regional competitions.

 In 2024 we are also developing a next generation project with local schools and colleges. 


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phyllis clarke
23rd July 2024 at 11:21am

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Judy Lean
23rd July 2024 at 10:35am

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Judy Lean
23rd July 2024 at 10:35am

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Michael Burkard
20th July 2024 at 10:16am

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18th July 2024 at 1:57pm

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Janet Brinnand
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Elisabeth Harper
17th July 2024 at 9:42pm

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17th July 2024 at 9:40pm

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Ruth Allistone
17th July 2024 at 9:27pm

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Gill Clark
17th July 2024 at 3:53pm

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