All prospective members new to the sport of croquet are urged to attend at least one introductory teaching clinic held every Monday evening from 6pm until sunset from June through August at our Central Park courts before their applications are considered. This condition may be waived for players who are members of other croquet clubs.
Upon receiving a membership application and deciding to join the New York Croquet Club, prospective members are required to send the completed Membership Application, appropriate Dues and the Park Permit Application (not required for social members) to the club mailing address below. Shortly thereafter, the Membership Chairman will arrange an interview with you.
Following the application submission, prospective members have permission to continue attending the Monday night clinics or play at other times as the guest of a current member.
The Board of Directors will vote on candidates for membership following the interview. Those candidates that have completed all of the requirements outlined will be given consideration.
Membership Levels and Fees
NYCC has a variety of membership options with discounts for students and junior members.
Full members are playing members of the New York Croquet Club with full privileges and voting rights. Dues include United States Croquet Association membership as well as a Central Park permit to play croquet.
Junior Members (age 29 and under)
Junior members are playing members of the New York Croquet Club, 29 years of age and under, with full privileges and voting rights. Dues include United States Croquet Association membership as well as a Central Park permit to play croquet.
Social Members are non-playing members of the New York Croquet Club, who are invited to attend NYCC social activities. Social Membership does not include USCA membership, a Central Park permit to play croquet, voting or other membership rights within the NYCC.
Student members are playing members of the New York Croquet Club, 29 years of age and younger, who are enrolled full time students. All enrolled full-time students are exempt from the regular club dues until the first season following graduation. Student members receive the same privileges as Full Members, which include United States Croquet Association membership and a Central Park permit to play croquet. Student members do not receive voting or other membership rights within the NYCC.
Clinic members are playing members that are only allowed to play as part of Monday Night clinics. Clinic members must use a separate application form found in the Membership Forms section. Prospective Clinic Members should follow the below instructions for submitting their membership dues by check or electronically.
Submitting your application
Make checks payable to "New York Croquet Club"
- Include the membership form
- First year's dues
- and the one-time $50 initiation fee (for Full and Junior members)
The New York Croquet Club PO Box 806
New York, NY 10021
Send completed membership forms to [email protected]
Your remittance covers this year's membership dues for the NYCC plus membership in the United States Croquet Association (USCA) and the Central Park Permit Fee for playing members. We require all members to maintain a USCA membership through the NYCC, unless you pay USCA dues through another club. Dues with applications received after August 15th of any year will also cover the NYCC membership (and USCA dues) for the next year thereafter. If you have further questions you may write us at [email protected]