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A message from the Academy Director

Welcome to The Croquet Academy


A message from the Director

The Croquet Academy aims to improve overall standards of play.

Whether your preference is AC or GC the game will largely depend on you, what will make the difference is being coached in a way that points you towards success, confidence and consistency - looking at technique, getting to grips with the inner you, being tactically sound, knowing and understanding the laws of croquet are all areas that our dedicated and experienced team of coaches can offer.

A visiting top GC player gives a Masterclass at the start of the new season. Qualifying courses for coaches and referees ensure that standards are maintained. Those who would like one-to-one coaching can arrange for a session to suit individual needs. Our workshop days include video analysis and practice routines. All coaching is carried out on World class courts.

In the recent WCF GC World Championships, both under 21 and Open have shown the strength of New Zealand’s croquet, we at the Academy aim to equal the depth of their coaching system.

I am very privileged to have been asked to take over from Jonathan Isaacs as Head of the Croquet Academy and I will do my best to maintain the standards that have been set.

The Croquet Academy was Jonathan’s inspiration and I know how close it is to his heart, so I haven’t taken on this role lightly. I am fortunate to have a wonderful team to work with and as a ‘Product of the Academy’ I look forward to the future of Croquet.

Richard Carline

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