A sport for all - exercises the body as well as the brain!
Croquet is a captivating sport that can be played as singles or doubles by people of all ages. It can be played socially or highly competitively and everything in between. The two most popular games are Association Croquet and Golf Croquet. Both games use exactly the same equipment (six cast iron hoops, one peg, four balls and mallets). Black and Blue balls play against Red and Yellow and follow the same order of playing the hoops.
Thoughtful, intelligent, strategic and played with precision.
The aim of the game is to run more hoops than your opponent. Games are usually played as 13 point games – the first player or team to run 7 hoops is the winner.
Is easy to learn with one shot per turn and is a very popular sociable game played at a fast pace. It can be played in singles or doubles. The first ball through a hoop scores the hoop for that side and then all players move on to the next hoop from the position where the balls are. The winner is the first side to score seven hoops.
getting your ball into position to run a hoop next turn
promoting the position of your partner ball to do so or
hitting your opponent’s balls away to prevent them scoring the hoop
Is more tactical with longer turns and is often likened to Snooker on grass.
The aim is to take both your team’s balls through 12 hoops and hit the centre peg.
By learning different types of shot you are able to build longer breaks employing both attacking and defensive strategies.
A Handicap System gives a player extra shots when playing someone better. It allows a novice to take on the world champion with a 50% chance of winning.