Taunton Deane Croquet Club originally began in 1985 on a single sloping lawn and eventually moved to its present site on the Taunton Vale Sports Club venue in 2005.
We have players of all abilities from national and county players to enthusiastic beginners, all happy to enjoy croquet in beautiful surroundings.
We play both Association and Golf croquet and in the last few years Short croquet also.
In the 2021 season we have entered 7 teams in South West Federation leagues and Club competitions are run throughout the main season with all players encouraged to join in.
There is still enough lawn time for those who enjoy a relaxed social game.
All members are social members of the Taunton Vale Sports Club, so have access to the main building on the venue. At the lawns we have a clubhouse with kitchen facilities, hire toilet and parking area.
The main playing season runs from the beginning of April to late September. Winter play is sometimes possible dependant on the weather and lawn condition.
Coaching is available for all members by arrangement.
New members are given regular lessons and games arranged to help them integrate into the club. (See more information under New Members)
Lawn booking is all done online and the sections Match News and Competitions, on the home page menu, keep members up to date with results.
Equipment and what to wear
We have a range of mallets for people to use when they first start croquet. Sets of balls and hoops are all in the clubhouse and you will be shown how to set up a lawn.
Flat soled shoes must be worn at all times to protect the lawns– most trainers are fine but not open-toed sandals. As the weather can often be changeable it is best to bring protective rainwear and for sunny days a sunhat.
2021 Committee and Officers
President       John de Winton
Chairman       Sue Baker
Secretary       Beverley Tapper
Treasurer       Margaret Huckett
Committee – Dave Jones, Martin Wicks, Mary Bradshaw, Maureen Rowe, Stephen Custance-Baker