Let's all go play croquet
CROQUET: The Dalby Croquet Club is hosting a free come and try day tomorrow to encourage more people in the Western Downs to take up the sport.
The event will start with a light afternoon tea at 2.30pm and basic instructions on how to play croquet will be shared.
The club believes the sport is suitable for all ages and physical ability, and have encouraged families to come out and give it a try.
President Jocelyn Milne said not only is the sport the perfect social occasion, but it also benefits you both physically and mentally.
"It's good exercise walking up and down the lawns, it gets you moving,” Milne said.
"Croquet also makes you use your brain because there are different moves and tactics in a game.”
There a multiple variations on the sport, including association croquet and gateball, but the club will be implementing the fastest paced version of the game tomorrow.
"There's different types of croquet, the most simple is probably golf croquet which is what we will be playing Saturday I believe,” Milne said.
She said the Dalby croquet club is on the hunt for fresh members, and would love anyone who enjoys the day to sign up.
"The club needs a few more numbers to keep going, we've got 10 at the moment but it would be nice to have more,” she said.
"The friendship and companionship here is so strong; we're a very friendly and welcoming group.
"For people that are coming on Saturday I'd encourage them to wear a hat; we have plenty of mallets for everyone.
"I'd also advise everyone to wear flat or sandshoes.”