9am Tuesday 30th June 2020

Congratulation to us all. The new synthetic courts are ready and at precisely 9am everybody christened the first lawn (to be known as court 3) by each hitting a ball into the centre.

All balls were marked and the closest to the centre peg received a small prize.

The hoops sit firmly in their bases, with NO noticeable movement.
The benefit of this was immediately evident. With a properly hit ball there is no deflection due to hoop wobble, but the ball neatly continues on its way, spinning itself through the hoop.
 The ALL IMPORTANT test, according to Tom, was whether you could do a jump shot on the new surface.
This, I am happy to report, is the case. With no hesitation and a few tests, Tom proved that Jump Shots are indeed possible.

Synthetics installation started

Thursday 18th June and the first section of turf is being rolled out, on what will be lawn one, to establish our new synthetic playing surface.

You can follow the progress on the Synthetic Lawn Installation page. Click on the images to enlarge.

Annual General Meeting 2020

Annual General Meeting

The AGM of the Muller Park Tennis and Croquet Club (home of the Dubbo City  Croquet Club) was held on Monday 24th February.   There was a strong showing of members and keen interest in the activities and future projects of the Club.

President Jenny Brown summarised the achievements in her term of office, many of which revolve around development of the Muller Park site to accommodate two sports.  Ben Vang stood aside as Games Captain, a position he has held with energy, imagination and expertise for several years.  His successor has not shoes but gumboots to fill.

The committee members for the coming year are:
President - Tricia Shanks
Vice President - Mavis Grant
Secretary - Charles Campbell
Treasurer - Peter Heywood
Games Captain - Tom Barclay
Committee - Jenny Brown
Committee - Margaret Sheridan
Committee - Pam Day.

Hon. Mark Coulton, M.H.R.

We will need to get a guest book.

Our latest visitor was the Member for Parkes who was interested to call in and catch up with our news.   Mr Coulton is a very busy man so we understood that he was unable to pick up a mallet this time and join in.

Melbourne Cup Afternoon 5/11/2019

A very pleasant afternoon was had by 16 croqueteers following normal morning play.
Suggested and arranged by Tricia members brought trays of sandwiches to be shared for lunch, followed by cake, trifle and pavlova.

Tricia handed out tickets to each member and a door prize was duly won by Ben.

A selection of hats appropriate for the cup were on display and looked like this:
Del, Sandra, Bev, Tricia, Beryl, Margaret and Liz
Many thanks to Tricia and ladies who made this a fun afternoon. Also thanks to Peter who organised the cup sweeps.


Golf Croquet Doubles competition 21st September 2019
Dubbo City Croquet Club at Muller Park Tennis and Croquet Club Inc

Our Annual Golf Croquet Doubles Competition was held on Saturday 21st September, the club’s birthday month which this year was our 98th.

This year 18 players, making up 9 teams, took up the challenge and contested each other in two blocks of Round-Robin style matches, taking us nearly all day to complete. 

Ben Vang, Margaret Lewer, Dianne King, Jenny Brown, Judy Tarlington,
Noelene Rawson, Lillian Wallace, Liz Beazley

Tricia Shanks, Sandra Burns, Charles Campbell, Peter Ayling, Rae Ayling,
Tim Abbott, Bryan Smith, Pam Day, Don Day

It was especially pleasing to see a number of our newer members brave enough to enter the competition. We hope to see you participate in many more future events.

The Runners Up of the two blocks were Dianne & Sandra and Pam & Don who will receive a Bronze Merit Badge each. 

The winners of the two blocks, Bryan & Noelen and Charles & Ben, then had 90 minute long battle to determine the ultimate positions of the 2019 Golf Croquet Doubles Competition.

Noelen & Bryan used their 4 Handicap Extra Turns wisely and pulled ahead with four hoops first up, putting a lot of pressure on Charles & Ben, however, in the end Noelene & Bryan were defeated 7:4 by Charles & Ben.

The 2019 Doubles winners are: Charles & Ben, earning a Gold Badge each and the Runners-Up Noelene & Bryan earning a Silver Badge each.

2019 Quick Singles Champion

Charles Campbell and Ken Sealy
Saturday morning, 8th June, the winners of A-Block & B-Block finally had their day, to determine who should be the 2019 Champion.

It was neck-and-neck the first half of the game, but, together with a well executed jumpshot (jumping two balls), we saw Charles draw ahead to win the title.

Final results, including Block figures are:
Charles: Net points 9, Wins 5
Ken: Net points 3, Wins 4

Champion for 2019 - Golf Quick Singles - CHARLES CAMPBELL

Making it our home ...

Our move to Muller Park saw us gain a new, comfortable and well outfitted club house with a nice undercover at the rear, overlooking the courts.

 The surrounding area was looking a little sad, but this has now been spruced up. Grass has been laid and watered, and our secretary extraordinare, Charles, has used his hidden talent as a gardener, to establish a new garden at the barbeque area on the northern side.
Charles's garden from mid January until mid May 2019

After just 5 months it is already looking very nice and will be a pleasant area to light up a barbeque.