The Lenox Croquet Club was created in 1989 when Christophe Bergen, then the manager of Blantyre hotel, also in Lenox, thought he might see if he could interest anyone in the game he had played as a child. One thing led to another and soon brothers Steven and Kevin Sprague were rousting trees wholesale from well-forested grounds of The Lenox Club where a number of long-neglected tennis courts seemed to suit the needs of a large, flat greensward. As an aside, Christoph Bergen, has returned to the US and lives in Miami Area. Last year he came to our tournament and is very active going to many tournaments.
Years later, the lawns of the Lenox Croquet Club have matured into an elegant destination for croquet lovers everywhere. The recent addition of the Sports Pavilion at the Club has created a new level of convenience and comfort courtside, including men’s and ladies’ facilities and a small kitchen.
With lawns available at Blantyre, tournaments for as many as 60 players can be held. The Berkshires is itself a remarkable place, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, home to many cultural attractions including Shakespeare and Company, The Clark Art Museum, Jacob’s Pillow, Edith Wharton’s home “The Mount” and many others. Please note, that Blantyre has recently sold and future croquet is uncertain.
Membership in the Lenox Croquet Club is open to any interested party. The LCC is graciously hosted byThe Lenox Club, a private club that is open to membership by invitation only. The LCC collects annual dues from the membership and holds tournaments to help support the maintenance of the courts and the ongoing development of croquet in the region. We request that all players wear white and abide by the rules of the USCA.