About croquet

(Last updated 2019 Mar 26)

Croquet relies on touch, accuracy and tactics rather than speed and strength, so it’s playable by anyone of any age on equal terms. Of the several different versions of croquet, there are two main forms played in the UK: Association Croquet and Golf Croquet.

These two versions use exactly the same equipment, and many people enjoy playing both forms. Golf Croquet is characterised by accurate ball placement and straight hitting, so has much in common with golf. Association Croquet allows bonus shots and break making in a manner similar to snooker or pool. Both games reward strategic planning, and each has a handicap system. This allows a smart player the chance to outfox an opponent, no matter what their level of physical expertise.

This part of the site explains a bit more about what each of the above versions of the game involves, and gives you some detail on the history of the game’s origins.