Helderberg Village Croquet Club

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.


2021 Club Champions

Singles Open Champion: Alastair Lang       Runner up: Dick Selby

Doubles Open Champions: Kevin Broadley and Sue Harrod                                                    Runners up: Gannick Ogiela and Dick Selby

Handicap Singles Champion: Jan Blikman    Runner up: Krasni Sutic

Handicap Doubles Champions: Allan Jack and Krasni Sutic                                                    Runners up: Kevin Broadley and Sue Harrod

Restricted Handicap Singles Champion: May 13/14 2021

Restricted Handicap Doubles Champions: May 20/21 2021

 


CONTACT DETAILS

Physical Address:

Helderberg Village Croquet Club

Bakkerskloof Road

Somerset West 7130

Postal Address:

Helderberg Village Croquet Club

Private Bag X19

Somerset West 7129

Committee 2021/2022

Treasurer: Merle Langenegger

merlelang@absamail.co.za

021 855 1112 / 083 629 8765

Club Captain: Meryll Johnston

johnstonmeryll@gmail.com

021 855 2102 / 082 805 3654

Jan Blikman                                                                                                                                                               Secretary: Mel Todd   melt@iafrica.com     021 855 3200 / 0832355268

Sue Harrod

Events and Supplies: Sue Gray

gray.susan6@gmail.com

021 855 1658 / 076 622 9444