TO celebrate National Croquet Day on Sunday, May 12, members of the Lym Valley Croquet Club opened their lawn at Uplyme to anyone interested in learning how to play this fascinating game of balls, hoops and mallets.
Instruction was given on the basic rules of the game and how to play ‘rolls’, ‘rushes’ and ‘peels’ in order to get round the course of six hoops and eventually ‘peg out’.
The club was delighted to welcome the Mayor of Axminster, Councillor Jeremy Walden, and Dr Richard Godfrey was on hand to help him go through the hoops.
This friendly club meets every Monday and Thursday afternoon and offers both social and, if wished, competitive play to all ages, stopping mid afternoon for tea and biscuits and general chit-chat.
New members are always welcome to have some free taster sessions before deciding if they wish to join the club.
Please contact the club secretary, David Brooke-Smith on 07909 111 512 for more details, visit the website lymvalleycroquetclub.org.uk, or simply pop along to the King George V playing field in Uplyme just before 2pm on Monday or Thursday.