IS croquet your cup of tea and cucumber sandwich?
You're never too old or young to start this game, which may look genteel, but is known as a 'mind game' and can be fiercely competitive.
"We have 16 OBE (Over Bloody Eighty) players," said croquet club captain Jenny Williams.
"They all play regularly, no matter how hot it is and two of them are tournament players."
Mrs Williams said Sawtell Croquet Club was also attracting a growing band of younger, workingage players.
The club has applied for funding for lights, so younger players can play after work.
"They play at night in South Australia and have a fantastic following," Mrs Williams said. "The youngest player in the Australian team is a 16year-old girl. She was taught by her grandfather and is now beating the pants off him."
- To celebrate Seniors Week, the Sawtell Croquet Club will have a Come and Try morning on Tuesday, March 15, from 10am, with free morning tea, golf croquet, novelty games and a free sausage sizzle at noon. Interested people please notify the club for catering by March 8. Phone Jenny 6653 2359 or Jane 6658 1840.