Melton Mowbray Croquet Club are honing their game thanks to a grant from the Croquet Association.
The newly-formed croquet club used the funds to buy competition standard equipment.
The club plays on Monday afternoons in Wilton Park with the support of Melton Mowbray Town Estate.
New members, beginners and improvers are welcome.
The playing season is from March to October, but a social programme runs throughout the winter.