1. Skip to content

The Croquet Association

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
caoffice@croquet.org.uk
Contact Telephone
01242 242318

What is Croquet?

Croquet is an ideal way to spend a summer's afternoon.

Croquet provides some gentle exercise without being too strenuous, it is suitable for all ages, it involves a combination of mental and physical skills, and it is possible to socialise at the same time as you are playing.

There are two main versions of the game played in gardens throughout the UK: Garden Croquet and Golf Croquet.

Garden croquet is a simplified form of Association Croquet, and it involves getting extra turns in reward for hitting another ball or running a hoop. This provides for a richness of tactics and a wide variety of types of shot to play.

Golf croquet is a simpler form of the game, but still involves a great deal of skill. It is perhaps particularly suitable for when you have limited time, as games tend to be shorter and (if you haven't played before) the tactics and rules are a bit more straightforward to understand.

Benefits

  • Gentle exercise
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Involves a combination of mental and physical skills

Costs

A croquet set can cost around £50

Equipment

For club and tournament-level croquet the equipment must reach the specifications set down in the Laws of Croquet. Principally the weight and size of the balls and the dimensions of hoops are tightly specified. But for back-garden play the selection of equipment is not critical and the basics include: mallets, balls, hoops and pegs.

Facts

  • The first national headquarters was the Wimbledon All England Croquet Club, founded in 1868, which later was to become the Wimbledon All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

Campaigns

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

Are you an NGB? Got things to promote? Find out how SportSuite™ can help you.

The information contained on this website has been provided by third parties independent of SportSuite™. It is the responsibility of each provider to ensure that information relating to their activity / facility / services remain up to date and accurate.

SportSuite™ accepts no liability or responsibility for any illegality arising from error, omissions or inaccuracy in such material. Before taking part in any activities listed here, SportSuite™ strongly recommends that you make appropriate checks to ensure high quality provision and a safe environment is provided. SportSuite™ accepts no liability (to the full extent permitted by law) for the quality of the activities provided.

  • Leap
    Suffolk Sport
    Northamptonshire Sport
    Merseyside Sports Partnership
    Herts Sports Partnership
  • Get Berkshire Active
    Active Devon
    Energise Me
    London Sport
    Living Sport
  • Sport Birmingham
    Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity
    team BEDS&LUTON
    Active Gloucestershire
    Wesport
  • Kent Sport
    Active Norfolk
    North Yorkshire Sport
    Northumberland Sport
    Sports Partnership Herefordshire & Worcestershire
  • Tees Valley Sport
    Active Surrey
    Active Cumbria
    County Durham Sport
    Active Black Country
  • Active Cheshire
    Lancashire Sport Partnership
    Derbyshire Sport
    Active Essex
    Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport
  • Energize Shropshire Telford & Wrekin
    Wiltshire & Swindon Sport