A MEMBER of the Yorkshire croquet team will be offering free weekly coaching to York Croquet Club members throughout May.

Callum Johnson, 21, joined the ranks of the county squad last year and is now keen to put something back into grassroots croquet.

Callum is also keen to see younger players taking up croquet and, as the youngest Yorkshire team member, hopes others will follow his lead.

“If I can help players develop their game it will be worth it,” he said. “If it encourages more competitive play, so much the better.

“Croquet is engaging and very rewarding," he added. “It’s socially-distanced and is for everyone.”

York Croquet Club are hosting a free 'Try Croquet!' drop-in afternoon at their lawns on Scarcroft Road, on Saturday, April 17 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

Booking is now open for courses starting in May offering a full introduction to the game. New members are welcome.