A new home for Algarve Croquet Club

In a new partnership, Algarve Croquet Club (ACC) has taken up home at the prestigious Benamor Golf in Conceição de Tavira, near Tavira.

ACC club secretary Stephanie Shreeve explained: “The ACC is committed to pursuing excellence in croquet and to creating an environment which helps the game to be played at its very best. Our new home at Benamor Golf helps us to do just that. We’ll be actively seeking to play home and away games against other clubs in Europe and to send teams to represent Portugal in official competitions. Our new home also helps provide an active social dimension to ACC, not least by making use of the brilliant club house dining facilities.”

The ACC held a fun open day on Sunday, August 1, attended by more than 50 people keen to see the new venue in all its finery. João Sousa of Benamor Golf said: “We are delighted to welcome ACC and add another sport to our offering here at Benamor Golf.”

Full membership of the ACC for the remainder of 2021 is €50 for unlimited play, seven days a week. It’s open to anyone able to play croquet to a reasonable standard or keen to learn how to do so. The club expects to receive an early visit from renown English international Stephen Mulliner, so this really is an ideal time to join.

Anyone wishing to do so should contact Membership Secretary, Trevor Morgan, at morgan-trevor1@sky.com

By VAUGHAN WILLMORE