The traditional game – Association Croquet – has been characterised as a cross between Golf (a stick and ball game), Billiards (Croquet has strokes involving direction changes, cannons and shots of varying distances) and Chess or Warfare (depending on one’s outlook). There is a lot of strategy involved so thinking, planning and skullduggery play a big part.
There is another form of the game – Golf Croquet – that has emerged over the past decade or so. This offers a fast, interactive contest in which the players use combatative tactics to be the first to pass through each hoop. A game of Golf Croquet typically lasts an hour or less.
Both forms of the game are great fun and suit all ages.
Croquet has been thought of as an “old people’s game”. The current world champion is a 54 year old from the UK and a previous champion was 25. Killara boasts a mother and son combination who are leaders in the world of Golf Croquet. There are centenarians playing the game. Certainly it is for everyone!