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Great Croquet SetMary Ann - 12/5/2014
From PAThis will be a Christmas present........... View Product
Croquet optionScottie - 10/19/2014
From GRAHAM,NCFine for recreational play. Would like for mallets to be heavier and therefore more sturdy. View Product
Lion Sports 6 Player Family Croquet SetRev.Tom - 7/3/2014
From Marysville. PaI received the Croquet set in good time for the 4th of July celebration. Haven't played this game since I was a child. The set seems well constructed ... View Product
Quality setLouis - 6/20/2014
From BALLSTON LAKE,NYVery impressed with the brass fittings and workmanship on this set. Wickets are a heavy gage and set looked just as pictured. Carry bag is heavy duty ... View Product
Great Game To PlayMelodee - 5/30/2014
From LANCASTER,PAI Had Played This When I Was Going Up, Then Later Got Into Playing Again. Now Want To Teach Our Grandchildren The Tradition What I Grew Up With And ... View Product
Good game, Bad caseRand - 11/7/2013
From Medford, ORThis is a great set. The caring bag was split in 2 places and the mallets must be taken apart to fit in bag. Kind of an inconvenience. View Product
Croquet is a far more complex game than we often give it credit. Since it was first played in the mid-19th century, croquet rules have developed and adapted, and the croquet game has developed a language all its own. Following is a glossary of croquet terms:
American Croquet Rules: Six-wicket croquet most commonly played at the clubs operating under the United States Croquet Association in North America. (Association Croquet Rules is most commonly played outside of North America.)
Backyard Croquet: This version of the croquet game is the most popular, comprised of lightweight croquet sets, nine croquet wickets, and two stakes, and played on irregular surfaces; the course is a traditional double-diamond.
Break: With a break, you've scored more than one croquet wicket in one turn. With an all-around break, you've scored all the croquet wickets in one turn.
Continuation Stroke: The bonus stroke you earn for hitting the croquet ball through a croquet wicket.
Deadness: This is the ineligibility to earn bonus strokes when you've hit another ball with your croquet ball.
Croquet Hoop: A croquet wicket (see below). "Hoop" is typically used in Commonwealth countries.
Peg: The croquet stake (see below).
Pegged Out: This means you've finished the game, your balls having been hit into the finishing croquet stake.
Roquet: This stroke results in the croquet ball hitting another croquet ball, entitling the player to bonus strokes.
Rush Shot: In croquet, the croquet ball has been sent a significant distance in the targeted direction of play.
Six-Wicket Croquet: This is some serious croquet. This advanced form of the croquet game is for the accomplished sportsman or sportswoman, unlike the more informal backyard croquet, or nine-wicket croquet.
Croquet Stake: The peg in the middle of the six-wicket court or on either end of the nine-wicket court.
Croquet Wickets: The metal or wire pieces that form arches throughout the croquet course; points are made by hitting the croquet balls through them.