FOR some, croquet tends to conjure a magical world of the Queen Of Hearts and fanciful flamingos being used as croquet mallets.
Perhaps if Lewis Carroll had penned the literary classic in Tea Gardens it would be pelicans rather than flamingos.
But rather than a fantasy world with somewhat kooky characters, croquet is a very real fun and challenging game, and not for the reasons that challenged the Queen Of Hearts or young Alice.
It is a game of strategy, skill and it can be great fun!
The Myall Park Croquet Club is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the games played at the Myall Park Sports Facilities at Yamba Street Hawks Nest with an Open Day.
Antony Jones of the Myall Park Croquet Club told News Of The Area, “The celebrations will be held on Saturday 10 April and are starting at 10am with morning tea and a lunchtime BBQ sausage sizzle for members, guests, and the local community (subject to current Covid-19 restrictions and the weather).
“This is a great opportunity to come and try croquet in a fun setting,” he said.
The club plays every Monday Wednesday and Saturday at 9am.
New players are welcome to try this sport which provides good exercise for the mind and body and there is no need to wrestle with a flamingo or a pelican to give this game a go.
Please call Tony 4997 0816 to have the initial three free sessions on Thursday mornings at 9.30am.
By Marian SAMPSON