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Roger Mills

Lead Croquet Coach

I have been playing croquet since 2010 and coaching since 2012, gaining my Grade 2 coaching award in 2016. My approach to coaching is to distil the vast number of croquet text book-type ‘rules’ into the very small number of key factors that will make a significant improvement to your play. I like to think of this as playing croquet the ‘Easy Way’, and I aim to give delegates a new way of thinking about their game.

Does this approach work? The feedback from last year’s SWCA delegates suggests this approach really does make a lasting impact on players. After the AC for Improvers course (for players 18-24), a delegate emailed: “My game is getting better and my handicap is down 2 steps! Playing yesterday, I was a lot more confident as I was trying to play using Easy Croquet rules, I understood what I was trying to achieve as I had a plan and knew I was always looking for the 4BB”.

Delegates on the 2017 Mastering the 4BB course (for players 9-16) rated it “excellent”, “inspiring”, “the best course I have been on”, and (who knows?) it may have helped the several players who went on to win or were finalists in CA open competitions last summer!

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