Croquet: The Game
Croquet is an outdoor sport played on a grass court
Players use a mallet to score points by hitting balls through a series of six hoops.
The game is for two (singles) or four (doubles) players.
In addition to scoring hoops, the aim is to prevent the opposition from scoring, thus introducing tactical play.
There are several variations of croquet:
A shorter version of the tactical game developed for schools but often used as an introduction to croquet. See Aussie Croquet.
A simple and fun game invented by John Riches to introduce croquet. See Ricochet Rules.
A team game of ten players a side introduced from Japan, using different equipment. See Gateball Rules.
Note: If you “google” croquet you will find more references to croquet information, including videos. Americans use different terms and slightly different rules, but the idea is the same!