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SouthWest Croquet Academy
Westfield Close
Budleigh Salterton

Roger Mills

Lead Croquet Coach (AC & SC)

Roger just loves croquet, some may even say he is obsessive.  He started playing in 2011 and quickly became passionate about coaching, attaining his Grade 2 coaching badge in 2016 and Examining Coach award in 2018.

Roger’s approach to coaching is quite distinctive: he takes the many ‘rules’ and ‘must-do’s’ that you find in the text books, and condenses them into a simple, clear, easily understandable structure for players to follow and adopt in their game.  He calls this approach playing croquet ‘the Easy Way’, and he aims to give players a new way of thinking about their game.

In 2017, Roger was awarded CA Coach of the Year in recognition of his innovative approach and dedication to coaching.  

He loves the challenge of coaching – solving players’ problems, improving their game skills – but he is never satisfied, and always looking to improve and learn more.  

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