Sandy Bay Croquet Club - Crest

Sandy Bay Croquet Club



  • The Toss for the start of the game is made on the court.
  • At all times, avoid anything - such as talking, moving or standing in or near the line of play - that may interfere with another player's concentration while they are addressing their ball.
  • Provided you are not interfering with other players, be ready for the start of your turn by walking towards where you will take your shot. This saves time.
  • If another game is in progress, be aware of their play and do not walk across their line of play.
  • Take care in marking balls, and do not mark a ball from another game unless you have asked the owner/player first. Do remember to replace it after you have finished your stroke.
  • Always inform your opponent, or call the Referee, when a stroke which may cause a fault is going to be played. This includes strokes when the striker's ball is close to other balls, the hoop, the peg or other impediment.
  • When a Referee makes a decision, accept it. Do not interfere when a decision is being made. If the decision turns on a point of Law, you may appeal it, but you may not question a decision on the facts of the matter.
  • The Striker should play their strokes with “reasonable despatch”. In doubles play time must not be wasted in prolonged discussion or instruction.
  • As a spectator avoid making audible comments regarding the state of the game, unless asked by a Referee or Player. Also be seated away from Players and Referees.


  • When entering or leaving the court,  do not walk across a player's line of play.
  • The outplayer should anticipate, as far as possible, which ball will be played next, so that no time is wasted.
  • In doubles play, as a partner, please help with marking of balls and yarding in.
  • At the end of your turn please leave the court at the nearest point, as this saves time especially in handicap games.
  • Precedence is given to the player making a break, or when a ball is in a critical position.
  • Always yard in with your back to the lawn.

“Each player's enjoyment of the game depends upon the consideration and thoughtfulness of other players”

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