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General Information

The Club uses the two full-size lawns in The University Parks. The lawns open for play on the Saturday of 0th Week Trinity term. There is currently no booking of the lawns; they operate on a first-come basis. (If demand becomes heavy a booking system will be introduced.) No equipment may be borrowed, except for use in Club matches.

The croquet club-hut contains all the equipment required and all you need are flat-soled shoes to prevent damage to the courts. The hut is also stocked with coaching material and has a large notice board advertising events, equipment, etc.

All members should read the Croquet Byelaws.

Once you are accepted as a member you will receive your membership card, key if requested, and information about the season's activities in the Club.

Members can use the lawns at any time, except when there are matches or coaching taking place. (Tuesday & Thursdays, 5-6 p.m. weeks 1-4) - see the fixture calendar for further details.

Membership Options

There are four categories of annual membership available. Student membership of the Club is subsidised by the University. Consequently, non-student membership is more expensive for other members of the University and for members of college staffs. However, even for these members, the rates are considerably lower than at other clubs.

The following table shows the common combinations of Membership and Lawn use fees. Remember to add £5 to the total if you require a key to the Club hut!

Status Membership Lawn Use Total
OU Undergraduate Student Term-time only (8 weeks) £12
OU Graduate Student Full season £24
OU member, non-student Non-student Full season £36
Non-University member Non-university Full season £56

The full season is from First Week - 30th September. 1st week changes with the religious calendar year by year: "Trinity Term comes from Trinity Sunday, which falls eight weeks after Easter."

The Club welcomes experienced non-university croquet players. This arises because the Club is unable to coach novices other than at the start of the season (the coaching is open to non-university people!). The University also puts a restraint on the number of non-university members a club may contain (currently 20%). However, no distinction is made between players once they are members, and everyone is encouraged to participate fully in the Club. Please contact the OUACC Secretary (James Scoon, BNC,Oxford) if you are interested in joining the Club.

Membership Applications

The OUACC Membership Application Form is available to download from this site in

Please send the completed form, together with a cheque for the appropriate amount (with a £5 deposit for a Club-hut key, if required), payable to "Oxford University Croquet Club", to the OUACC Secretary, James Scoon, BNC.

Further Infromation

If you would like any further information please get in touch with a member of the Committee.

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