Welcome to the Croquet Association!
If you are new to the CA, it may be because you have joined as a Premium Member, or because you have indicated to your club that you would like to become a Standard Member through them.
As a Member, you can access the members-only part of the website, by logging in. If you haven't yet established a login password, full instructions are below.
In the members' area, you can access the directory of members. You might like to try finding your own details, and make sure they say what you would expect. If any aspect is incorrect, then please let us know by contacting the CA Office. You can also introduce yourself to others by setting up a personal profile. Please note that for the moment, the feature to make your details visible only to fellow club members is not yet implemented, so others will be able to see your details only if you have indicated that you wish to be visible to all CA members.
You can also read both the current and past editions of the Croquet Gazette online. As a Member you will also get your own copy through the post unless you specifically tell us you don't want it.
You can also enter tournaments if you want to try competitive play. Premium Members get priority entry into them, as well as a discount on the entry fees, so if you are interested in playing in several of these you'll be better off becoming a Premium Member.
The CA does many things to help support ordinary club play, as well as helping to organise the tournament scene. We:
- provide grants to clubs to help them develop their facilities
- maintain the laws of the games and their handicapping systems
- help to develop the equipment we all use
- provide coaching through our coaching accreditation service and the Croquet Academies
- produce programmes for self-development
- run an online shop.
Read more about us and what we do in the Croquet Gazette!
If you wish to support the Croquet Association in the ongoing development of the game we love you could become a Supporter Member. Full details are on our Join the CA page.
Logging Into the CA Website for the First Time
To log in, you will need your registered email address and a password. If more than one of you share an email address then that's fine, the system will distinguish between you by the password you use.
If you are a new Standard Member you will already have an account set up by your club secretary, but your password will not yet be set. Please click the login button (at the top of every page) and select 'I've forgotten my password or have never logged in' then follow the instructions.
If the system does not recognise your email address, then check with your club secretary to make sure they have provided us with your details.
If you do not want to receive your free paper copy of the Croquet Gazette, you have the option to decline it by 'going paperless'. This may be the case where your household already gets a copy, or if you would prefer to read it online. We want to encourage everyone to get the paper copy so that friends and family can also read about croquet, so please only take this option if you are sure!
To go paperless, log onto the system and you will find a 'go paperless' button on your personal details page (go the the members' area, CA directory, then click the button labelled 'My Details'). If you select this then you will no longer receive the paper gazette, but you can still access the latest gazette online by logging on. You will receive an email with a quick link whenever a new copy of the gazette comes out, unless you unsubscribe to these emails by clicking the 'unsubscribe' link at the bottom of an alert email. You can opt back in to alerts again at any time by selecting the option under your details page.
If you have gone paperless and decide you want the paper copy after all, then please contact the CA office who will discuss the options with you.