Grant helps Port Hacking Croquet Club

Port Hacking Croquet Club's new equipment shed was officially opened last month.

The shed, built at the club's Caringbah South home, was made possible by a NSW Government Local Sports Grant and assisted by the approval of Sutherland Shire Council.

The club is thriving having enjoyed more than 35 years providing a fun, social and sporting outlet to the community.

"The new equipment shed is an integral part of the facilities provided by council and the Port Hacking Croquet Club for their members" said club president Bill Kerton.

Member for Cronulla Mark Speakman and Sutherland Shire mayor Carmelo Pesce joined players to learn some of the skills needed to run a croquet hoop, where the ball clearance is only 1/16th of an inch - and not as easy as they first thought.

Croquet is a fun, social game that requires accuracy and strategy and can be played by any age group.

Free lessons are available through the club.

Details: Bill 0400 113 263 or Pam 0417 542 811