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Croquet players Felix O’Carroll, left, and Peter Niel show off one of the adapted trollies as they use the new concrete pathway. Photo: SUPPLIED

Upgrades ahead of summer

Over the winter period, the Thames Croquet Club has had a couple of upgrades.
The club’s works manager Dennis Karl has been busy reconfiguring the equipment trollies so that they carry everything: hoops to balls to hoop-lifters for ease of setting out the greens.
Meanwhile, president Sheryl McConnell has been busy applying for grants to help improve the facilities.
Her application to Pub Charity Limited was successful and with their generous contribution, the club was able to employ local contractor Mike Green and his team at AGW Landscaping to install a concrete pathway from the clubrooms to the equipment shed, plus an equipment washdown area.
Sheryl had nothing but praise for their work.
“Mike was prompt and courteous and his team did a clean and tidy job. In a word, they were professional. I’d also like to acknowledge and thank Pub Charity Limited; without their support we’d have not been able to make this improvement to our grounds,” she said.
Now that daylight savings time is here, the club’s Twilight play commences on Wednesday evenings, meeting at 4.45pm at 101 Beach Road.
From November 1, playing time on Mondays and Thursdays shifts from afternoons to mornings, meeting at 8.45am. Saturdays remain the same, meeting at 12.45pm. If interested in giving the game a go, put on a pair of flat soft-soled shoes and just turn up.