Croquet trip gets Court Lodge in the swing

THROUGH THE HOOP. Resident Eileen Simpson swings her mallet accompanied by Home Manager Sam Reid.
THROUGH THE HOOP. Resident Eileen Simpson swings her mallet accompanied by Home Manager Sam Reid.

Croquet on the lawn helped Court Lodge residents prove it’s never too late to try a new sport.

A dozen-strong party enjoyed a gentle afternoon at the town’s Woodside Gardens park receiving tips from members of Lymington Croquet Club.

Among those swinging the mallet for the first time was 87-year-old great grandmother Phyllis Walbanke. “It was so nice to come along here and try something new,” said Phyllis, a former photographer for Woman’s Own magazine.

Phyllis and fellow resident Eileen Simpson were the first to knock a ball through the hoops under the guidance of club officials.

« Back