New in 2023, Croquet Director/Instructor Jeff Soo and Croquet Instructor Eileen Soo are available weekly to introduce BHI Club members to this lifetime sport. Modern croquet combines the angles and precision of billiards, the fascination of sophisticated tactics, and the fun and challenge of playing shots on BHI Club's world-class croquet courts. Complete beginners can enjoy the game after just a few minutes of instruction, and yet the game offers endless challenges to dedicated players.
In addition to the clinic and lesson opportunities shown below, Jeff and Eileen are often available during Open Play sessions (Wednesdays at 1:30 and Sundays at 10:30) for impromptu tips and instruction at no charge to members.
Beginners' Clinics (most Thursdays and some Saturdays): 90 minutes
$30 per person for Full or Lifestyle Members / $40 for Social or Guest Members
Other intermediate and advanced clinics are offered regularly. Private individual and group instruction is also available. Please contact Jeff ([email protected]) for more information, to sign up for a clinic, or to request a private lesson.
Croquet Instructor & Pro[email protected]
Jeff took up competitive croquet as a player in 1994, and as a coach, referee, and tournament director in 1996. As a player he has won 21 USCA national championship titles and has been selected to the United States Croquet Team 15 times, three times as Team Captain. As a tournament director, Jeff has managed events at the club, state, regional, national and world level. As a coach, he has given clinics and private lessons throughout the Southeast and as part of the USCA Schools program. Jeff is a USCA Class I referee and has taught and certified many referees.
Jeff’s teaching style is relaxed and encouraging. You will leave the court with a smile!
In addition, the Croquet Club gathers for Open Play Time every Wednesday at 1"30pm and Sunday morning at 10:30. Players of all skill levels are on the courts. Newcomers are always welcome to join in with the Golf Croquet players. Meet us at the court pavilion