As you get older, you know how important regular exercise is to feeling your best (as your doctor has probably mentioned). But that doesn’t mean you have to spend every minute in the gym.
In an active adult community like Peachtree Hills Place, you’ll discover many interesting low-impact activities that can help you stay fit and meet new people. One the most popular here is croquet.
With two meticulously manicured regulation-sized croquet lawns in our central courtyard, much of life at Peachtree Hills Place revolves around this enjoyable pastime. And the good news is almost everyone can join in the fun!
As a low impact game, croquet is ideal for people who have knee or hip problems. Our physical therapists even encourage croquet as part of recovery from various injuries. For those with cognitive issues, croquet helps stimulate the brain as they learn different strategies. And of course, everyone loves the simple pleasure of fresh air and sunshine while enjoying good company.
The driving force behind it all is the Peachtree Hills Place Croquet Club, open exclusively to our Members. The Club hosts informal sessions of Wine & Wickets every week for casual men and women’s social croquet play and refreshments. For more competitive play, there are weekly matches with men’s and women’s half and full court play. And for those who want to take it to the next level, croquet pros such as Kevin Moir and Priscilla Flowers work one-on- one with Members to perfect their game.
How to get started
As one Member says, you don’t know what you’re missing until you get involved. And getting started is easy. “We just meet at a certain time, get put into teams, and start playing,” she says. “You learn while you play.” And as another Member says, “It’s a wonderful way to meet new friends – especially when you first move in.”
All you need to get started is a comfortable pair of sneakers and your “whites” – an all-white ensemble from head to toe and a willingness to learn.
You may find that once you start, it’s hard to stop. After all, there are no age restrictions – you can play into your 90s if you like!