SECFWe, the South East Croquet Federation, are an association of croquet clubs in London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex independent of but affiliated to the national governing body, the Croquet Association.

We’ve been in existence since 1987 and are run by a Committee elected each year at our AGM. You can see much of our past on our History pages.
Our aims are to promote Croquet in all its forms in the South East and to develop facilities for playing the game. To achieve these we:

  • Give assistance to the development of new and existing clubs
  • Provide coaching support to affiliated clubs and their members
  • Organise competitive leagues and tournaments in the South East

The cost of affiliation for a club is just £15 per annum.

To join or enter one of our Leagues or Tournaments fill in our Annual Registration form.

For further information about who can help you see our Committee page.

For other news about Croquet in South East England visit our Local Club News page or our Facebook page.

Croquet is played on a flat grass lawn roughly twice the size of a lawn tennis court, with 2 or 4 players and mallets, 4 balls and 6 hoops. There are two main versions of the game: one is like snooker on grass and takes time to master; the other is a more aggressive game and can be learnt at a basic level in 10 minutes.
Here’s an intro to croquet from the Croquet Association

If you haven’t played before then most of our clubs have Open Days in the Summer at which you’ll be welcomed. There is also a National Croquet Week, usually in May during which many of our clubs have special events. Many clubs also welcome individuals at other times, but please contact your closest club to arrange this.

Most clubs and the Croquet Academy also run Introduction to Croquet Courses, typically during the early part of the summer.

Membership of a club is usually fairly inexpensive and you don’t need to buy your own equipment, just wear some trainers or similar footwear.

KMTV produced the video below after a visit to Tunbridge Wells in 2017
Visit the Croquet Association’s website for more information about Croquet and how to play.