Monks Rest Gardens

Vicarage Lane



Leicester Croquet Club
Leicester Croquet Club

Learn To Play

As with most sports and pastimes, there are a number of variants of croquet. But most of them involve hitting a pair of balls with a mallet through 6 hoops in a certain order. We mainly play association and golf croquet at Leicester Croquet Club.


Our new players start with golf croquet where you and the person you are playing against hit a pair of balls twice round the 6 hoops. The first player or pair to run 7 of the hoops is the winner. A 6-6 draw at Hoop 12 and its off to the bonus hoop for the decider. Games usually take about 30 minutes to play. All you need to play is flat soled shoes (no heels), a water bottle and sun/rain protection.


Novices - Learn to play on one of our two hour sessions. With expert tuition in small groups we will have you playng in no time at all. The cost is £25 which includes tuition, free use of equipment and free access to Leicester Croquet Club for the rest of the season. Our next Learn To Play courses are on:-


  • Suspended due to Coronavirus outbreak


To book a date/time to learn to play, please email:


Experienced Players - If you have played association or golf croquet before, we have a quick two hour induction session to get you playing at the club. One of our coaches will show you round, explain how the club works and have a few games with you. The cost is £25 which includes free use of equipment and access for the rest of the season. There are no further pay-to-play fees.


To book a date/time for an induction session, please email:


Group Taster Sessions - If you and your friends fancy a quick game or your workplace or club is looking for a great social event with a difference, then get in touch with us. We offer a two hour quick play taster session with basic tuition and 3 rounds of games resulting in a winning team. Minimum of 8 players and maximum of 24 players. Cost £7.50 per player.


To book a taster session, please email:



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