R.L.T.C.C. Croquet Byelaws
1. Private Play is permitted at any time during daylight hours unless a club mix-in, tournament or match is taking place or work is being done on the lawns.
2. Flat soled footwear must be worn when walking or playing on the lawns.
3. Predominately white clothing should be worn for croquet matches and tournaments.
4. Members are responsible for setting out the hoops correctly, according to the instructions at the time in the Croquet shed, indicating which lawns and hoop holes should be used.
5. At the end of play all equipment must be returned to the croquet shed, the shed securely locked and the key returned to the appropriate hook in the clubhouse.
6. The last person to leave should also ensure that doors are bolted within the clubhouse, lights and heaters are switched off and the outside door is securely locked. If you are the last person to leave the grounds, please ensure that the car park gates are closed.
7. If a member resigns from the club, the clubhouse key must be returned to the Croquet secretary or other croquet committee member.
8. Care should be taken when playing to minimise the risk of injury to oneself or other players or spectators.
9. Be aware of other players during games, especially when double banked, and take care not to move in the line of sight when players are taking aim, whether as a player or a spectator.
10. On days when AC and GC take place at least one lawn should be allocated to the minority group.
11. Members’ guests should be accompanied by the member at all times and their name should be entered in the Visitors’ Book and the appropriate green fee paid.
12. Prospective croquet members are entitled to three free visits to try the game and at the end of that time should pay a membership fee. During the latter part of the season and after specially arranged coaching courses a reduced membership fee may be applicable.
13. Most activities of the Club are run by volunteer unpaid members. All members are expected to contribute in one way or another to assist in the running of the Club, e.g. work-ins, catering help, grounds maintenance, committee work etc.