Myall Park Croquet Club Celebrates 30 Years Myall Coast Sport News Of The Area by News Of The Area - Modern Media - April 19, 2021 Michele, Ann, Penny and Suzie working in the kitchen. CROQUET is a sport that can be enjoyed by all ages. There are around 3,000 registered players in NSW alone. It is a game that started in the 1800’s and was played in all British Colonies by the 1870’s, and has literally spread across the globe. The Myall Park Croquet Club held it’s 30th anniversary fun day attracting plenty of attention from regular players and interested locals. Tony Jones of the Myall Park Croquet Club told News Of The Area, “Despite a wet start to the day, volunteer workers had the Myall Park Croquet Club ready for our Anniversary Fun Day. “Michele Weir organised the stunning morning tea for those on arrival and the great BBQ Lunch. “Suzie Fletcher assisted with other helpers and also arranged for the fantastic cake produced by the Myall River Bakery Café.” Fortunately the rain cleared and the weather wise it became a lovely day which was enjoyed by the arrival of 40 members and visitors who enjoyed the games and company. “Ella Samson, with 31 years of continuous membership, was asked to cut the cake with president Tim Barker following his speech. “The delicious cake was enjoyed by all and many returned to the courts for more games,” he said. Croquet involves strategy and accuracy, just like many other sports, there are different ways to play croquet involving a great deal of concentration. The basic game of Golf Croquet has become extremely popular and provides mild physical exercise together with tactics to keep the mind very active. The Myall Park Croquet Club plays on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings starting at 8.45am. New players are encouraged to join the practice sessions and other forms of the sport on Thursday’s at 9.15am. Call Tony on 4997 0816 for more information. By Marian SAMPSON Cutting the cake were Ella Samson and club president Tim Barker. A future competitive player shows how to swing the mallet with the Solomon grip.