Helderberg Village Croquet Club is situated within Helderberg Village, a life-style village for the over 50’s, nestled between Somerset West and the Stellenbosch Winelands. Our lawns are recognised to be of a high standard and in 2008 we co-hosted the World Championships. The Clubhouse has recently been rebuilt and we now have a venue to be proud of. Our membership is continuously growing each year and we welcome players from the surrounding areas and even further afield. Many ‘swallows’ love to join us in the summer months. Beginners are offered one-on-one instruction by our more experienced members. The club has spare mallets to lend visitors and this also gives beginners an opportunity to work out which weight and size suits them, before they go and purchase a mallet of their own.
Both social and serious competition players feel at home in the club. We have a very happy and enthusiastic membership with many tournaments being offered to suit all levels of play. As well as external competitions, the Club holds internal competitions once a year with a prize-giving ceremony followed later on in the year with the annual Christmas lunch. Every last Sunday of the month is Social Sunday when we meet from 3pm onwards to play a few games together followed by drinks, snacks, chat and much fun, laughter and fellowship. It is so enjoyable that members and guests are sometimes very reluctant to go home!
Our players meet 5 times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings (at 8am in summer and 9am in winter) and on Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 2pm. ‘Whites’ are generally worn in the mornings and for competitions with the option of navy during the wet, winter months.
Address: Helderberg Village Croquet Club, Private Bag X19, Somerset West 7129
Chairlady: Merle Langenegger
Tel: +27 21 8551112 or +27 83 6298765
Club Captain: Meryll Johnston
Tel: +27 21 8552102 or +27 82 8053654
Secretary: Sue Harrod
Tel: +27 21 8554217 or +27 72 6283109
Treasurer: Sue Gray
Tel: +27 21 8551658
2019/2020 Winners of the War Tomes Competition and HelderWest Friendly Tournaments
Singles Open Champion is Gannick Ogiela with Dick Selby runner up
Doubles Open Champions are Gannick Ogiela and Dick Selby with Alastair Lang and Iain Mason runners up
Handicap Doubles Champions are Kevin Broadley and Sue Harrod with Krasni Sutic and Allan Jack runners up
Restricted Handicap Singles Champion is John Midgley with Meryll Johnston runner up
Restricted Handicap Doubles Champions are Meryll Johnston and Lassie Lawson and the runners up Pat Golding and Nancy Stott
Handicap Singles Champion is Krasni Sutic and the runner up Kevin Broadley