The Rich River Croquet Club welcomed the opportunity to get back to the courts this week.
The groundskeepers have maintained the courts in great condition over the lockdown and members were delighted to play in beautiful sunshine on the first day back on Tuesday.
The committee has worked out a new procedure for play which takes into account limits on numbers, and hand and equipment sanitising, to keep members safe.
Ten members are playing golf croquet in morning and afternoon sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 members play association croquet on Wednesday mornings.
In the first session on Tuesday morning, after three games two players had three wins – Alan Holding (with a nett +12 hoops) and James Gunn (with +11 hoops).
In the afternoon session three players had three wins – Di Smyth (+11 hoops), Russ Smyth (+10 hoops) and Fiona Larcombe (+9 hoops).
On Wednesday morning, association players took to the courts for a long awaited game.
The club is now looking forward to the time all members can play together, and competitions can start.