About

Eildon Croquet Club Inc

We are a community sporting 'Not for Profit Organisation' on the Redcliffe Peninsula. We have a membership of approximately 70 members (Jan 2024). Our fees are very reasonable and work out at approximately $12 per week.

You may be interested in learning to play or hiring our clubhouse for parties, meetings and functions or for having a fun day out with your friends. See clubhire pricelist.

The club officially began on 13th June 1955 and is named after the Founder's garden - "Eildon" (a Scottish town). click here to read more about the early history of Eildon

"No clubhouse existed, but a large wooden packing case held cups, teapot and primus stove. The membership fee for players the first year was five shillings per month, plus a charge of one penny for a cup of tea. Once during a violent storm, members sheltered inside the packing case. Ladies only played, and the only code played was Association."

There are 4 mallet sports played at the club

Association croquet is the name of an advanced game of croquet, played at all levels up to international level. It involves four balls teamed in pairs, with both balls going through every hoop for one pair to win. The game's distinguishing feature is the "croquet" shot: when certain balls hit other balls, extra shots are allowed. The six hoops are arranged three at each end of the court, with a centre peg. (Wikipedia)

Ricochet This version of the game was invented by John Riches of Adelaide, Australia, with help from Tom Armstrong, in the 1980s. The game can be played by up to six people and is very easy to learn. For this reason it is often used as a stepping stone to association croquet. (Wikipedia)

Golf croquet is the fastest-growing version of the game, owing largely to its simplicity and competitiveness. There is an especially large interest in competitive success by players in Egypt. Golf croquet is easier to learn and play, but requires strategic skills and accurate play. In comparison with association croquet, play is faster and balls are more likely to be lifted off the ground. (Wikipedia)

Gateball  is a mallet team sport, originating in Japan, inspired by croquet. It is a fast-paced, non-contact, highly strategic team game, which can be played by anyone regardless of age or gender.

Gateball is played on a rectangular court 20 metres (66 ft) long and 15 metres (49 ft) wide. Each court has three gates and a goal pole. The game is played by two teams (red and white) of up to five players. 

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