Survey of UK Croquet Players
The CA needs your help for a further survey of croquet players. We undertook comprehensive surveys of croquet players in 2002 and 2007. These have proved to be very useful. In particular they have helped the CA to:
- Take into account more easily and fully the needs and desires of members.
- Promote croquet more effectively and increase recruitment.
- Obtain financial backing more easily; for instance, lottery grants.
- Obtain an increased level of sponsorship.
The survey is now being repeated a further five years on. Some of the questions are identical to those in previous surveys. This is because we wish to measure changes over time. Others are completely new, exploring areas of importance or interest to the CA and its members.
We are looking for a wide range of responses - whatever your standard, no matter how long you have been playing and whether or not you are a CA member. However, if you have completed a paper version, please do not continue here.
Note that the professional marketing services company conducting this research for us operates under the Code of Conduct of the Market Research Society. This means that responses will be handled with the utmost integrity. The completed questionnaire will be used only to compile statistics, then destroyed.
A summary of the results will be published in the Gazette and on the website.
The questionnaire looks lengthy, but in fact it is quite simple to complete and will only take a few minutes. Indeed, we hope you will enjoy completing it!
The survey is completely anonymous. If you feel unable to complete any of the questions - just leave them blank. We would prefer a partially completed form to none at all.
At the end of the questionnaire is a section for your comments and feedback. Feel free to add whatever remarks you wish. In the previous surveys we found your additional remarks very useful.