The Croquet Club of Bald Head Island was first organized when croquet came to the island in 1986. Today we have 60 members and a regular weekly schedule of play. In addition to individual court reservations, the club routinely joins together for rounds of Golf Croquet, Women’s Wickets and Sunday Open Play.
The Croquet Club organizes monthly competition known as Scramblers featuring all levels of player as a regular opportunity to gather and get caught up on our busy island lives. The Club encourages both Golf Croquet and 6 Wicket styles of play, provides instruction and holds member tournaments in single and doubles formats throughout the year.
Croquet instruction is open to all members of the BHI Club. Routinely throughout the year, Jeff Soo, the club professional provides week-long programs for skill building and strategy development. The Croquet Club coordinates these visits and ensures that there are opportunities for ‘newbies’ as well as advanced players to further develop and practice their game.
Members of the Croquet Club are also members of the US Croquet Association. BHI players are eligible to play in local and regional tournaments. Additionally, Bald Head Island has the opportunity to host tournaments. NC State tournaments and exhibitions have been played on the greens of BHI.
Anyone interested in knowing more about the Croquet Club, please contact our Membership Chair, Jeanmarie Delloso (firstname.lastname@example.org).