The Byron Bay Croquet club is one of the town’s oldest sporting clubs at 91-years-old and is looking to grow membership.
The club meets at their Tennyson Street clubhouse on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays and competes against rival clubs in Ballina for the district pennants competition.
‘In the past Alstonville and Lismore have played in the pennants but now it is just the two Ballina clubs and us. Murwillumbah moved into the Queensland competition,’ club secretary Lee Roberts said.
The pennants are played from June till September and outside these times members play against each other or enter regional and state-based competitions.
‘We are down to 22 members while some clubs in Ballina have a hundred, so we are working to build up membership,’ she said.
Novices are welcome on Mondays from 3pm, and players are welcome on any of the other two days.
Recently local player Max Donati entered the Swiss national golf croquet doubles and won the title.
Also ex-Byron player David Hanbidge was the highest-performing Australian at the latest world golf-croquet championships in London.