Maldon Croquet Club Opening Doors to the Community
Published on Wednesday, 29th May 2019
A new club scheme called “Croquet in the Community” will be launched in the coming weeks by one of the most well-established and inviting community clubs in the Maldon District.
The Maldon Croquet Club currently resides in the picturesque location of Forrester Park Golf Club, Great Totham and wish to engage with local community residents and inspire individuals to partake in the croquet activities.
Croquet has a wonderful history in relation to physical activity and origins of the modern game have been traced back to 1852. Research also shows that you can reap mental and physical health advantages from playing activities such as croquet. By putting your focus on the precision of hitting a croquet ball, it can clear your mind and relieve you of any stress you might be feeling.
The non-strenuous, low-impact nature of the game makes it an activity that can be enjoyed throughout a lifetime. Croquet is low impact (just walking, bending and swinging a roughly two-pound mallet to hit a one-pound, solid plastic ball), yet it can be highly competitive, strategic, and mentally stimulating, with a major social component where you will make many new friends.
Cllr Sue White, Chairman of the Council’s Community Services Committee, said; “It is great to see the Maldon Croquet Club embracing the local community and opening its doors by offering an opportunity to enjoy an inclusive and exciting sport. We hope this inspires people from all over the District to try something new and be physically active.”
Maldon Croquet Club are endeavouring to make croquet more accessible and inclusive for the community and are offering their expertise and use of club equipment to people who need or want help, to enjoy the outdoors, to meet people, to socialise and improve confidence and self-esteem.
- Croquet is an easy game to pick up, it can be competitive, as well as great fun.
- It is a game for the young, not so young, able and not so able.
- It is good for the mind as well as the body.
- It is sociable.
Maldon Croquet Club are offering courses (normally 6 weeks) to those in the community who wish to participate and enjoy this fantastic activity. The club host toilet and changing facilities along with the options of purchasing refreshments.
If you feel this great opportunity is something you wish to be part of the club would like to hear from you. Contact can be made directly to Jean Healey via 07946351768 or Ann on 01621 868748. Register your interest today and take a step into a new and exciting activity.
For more information regarding Maldon Croquet Club please visit www.maldoncroquetclub.org.uk