• U3A members try hand at croquet

    U3A TRY CROQUET: Nagambie Croquet Club members and Seymour U3A excursionists get together at the end of an interesting and enjoyable day. Pictured are (from back, left) Kaye Jones, Libby Seach, Clive Aikman, Pat Coffey, Kenn Boal and Val Harvey; (front) Wendy Webster, Wid Bradley, James Hooper, Alice Hall, Doreen Stanley, Rita Collins and Pam Harris.PHOTOS: Sue Van Lunenberg

    A NUMBER of U3A (University of the Third Age) students received some expert tuition in the game of croquet from Victorian Croquet Association tutor referee Kenn Boal at Nagambie on July 14.

    Seven members of the Seymour U3A travelled to the Nagambie Croquet Club on a cold Monday morning to be greeted by local players, who had the kettle hot and ready for a cuppa.

    While everyone was relaxing in the warmth of the clubroom, they were introduced to Kenn, who outlined his plans for the day.

    These began with basic instruction on how to hold a mallet, then how to use it to hit a ball in a straight line.

    Next he took the beginners on a short walk around the croquet lawn so that they became familiar with the number and order of the hoops to be played during a game.

    Starting with the first hoop, they then took turns at hitting their balls through the hoops in the correct order, then it was back to the clubhouse, for a bowl of hot soup to take off some of the chill.

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