The Elwood Croquet Club was established in the bayside area of Melbourne in 1927. Its competitive heyday was in the 1950s to 1970s when it had close to 30 members, many of whom played competitive association croquet.
However, early this century, membership dropped to as low as 7 members and the club seemed in danger of folding.
A resurgence started in 2007 with a massive membership drive and letterbox drop. The need to wear whites on the lawns was abandoned in favour of simple street clothes, and the easier-learned game of Ricochet Croquet was adopted as the club’s favourite game. New players can generally play it soon after walking in the gate. As a result membership has steadily increased to around 50.
We are now a much more casual and friendly club with regular morning and afternoon games three days each week, plus a monthly club social BBQ day and special extra sessions during the daylight savings period and on public holidays.
Our club has also proved popular as a venue to hire for the party and event with a difference.
New members are always welcome – any age or gender!