Croquet from the French word for a crooked stick, has its origins dating back since the 14th century. There are several forms of croquet including, most notably British lawn croquet and American lawn croquet. The latter offers various options including: Backyard nine-wicket, American six-wicket, international six-wicket, and golf croquet, which uses the nine-wicket layout. The World Croquet Federation (WCF) is the international governing body for croquet. Croquet Sports.
Croquet is a sport that involves hitting plastic or wooden balls with a mallet through hoops (often called "wickets" in the United States) embedded in a grass playing court. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Croquet is a sport that involves hitting plastic or wooden balls with a mallet through embedded in a grass playing court.
- Croquet Category
- Croquet Hall of Fame - The United States Croquet Hall of Fame was established in 1979 by the Croquet Foundation of America to recognize individuals with exceptional skill in the sport of croquet or men and women who have contributed to the sport's health and growth.
- Extreme croquet - Extreme Croquet is a variation on croquet mainly distinguished by its lack of any requirement pertaining to out-of-bounds or field specifications.
- Jaques of London - Jaques of London, formerly known as John Jaques of London and Jaques and Son of London is a long-established family company that manufactures sports and game equipment.
- Roque - Roque is an American variant of croquet played on a hard, smooth surface. Popular in the first quarter of the 20th century and billed "the Game of the Century" by its enthusiasts, it was an Olympic sport in the 1904 Summer Games, replacing croquet from the previous games.
- Sports originating in the United Kingdom
- Former Summer Olympic sports
- Lawn games
- Sports originating in England
- Croquet World Online Magazine www
Reporting of croquet events and issues world wide. World Online Magazine.
- United States Croquet Association (USCA) www
Overview of croquet in America, States Croquet Association (USCA), from backyard game to worldclass sport.
- Offers Max Hooper's Articles www
Offers history and tips and information for refereeing and umpiring. Max Hooper's Articles.
- E-mail Croquet List www
E-mail list for general discussion of issues related to playing croquet. Croquet List.
- Hyperlinked Wikipedia - Croquet www
Hyperlinked encyclopedia article about the various versions of croquet, Croquet, their history and rules. Wikipedia - Croquet.
- The MacRobertson Shield www
The premier International Rules croquet team event in the world, Shield, currently competed for by the four strongest playing nations: Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand and the United States of America. MacRobertson Shield.
- News, Croquet in Western Australia www
News, Western Australia, results, pictures, and links in Croquet in Western Australia.
- Covers The Oxford Croquet Site www
Covers all aspects of croquet including equipment, Oxford Croquet Site, lawn care and construction, laws, refereeing, tournament, management, technical papers, health and safety, history and coaching. The Oxford Croquet Site.
- Information Croquet Association of Ireland www
Information about tournaments and results, Association of Ireland, fixtures, history and news plus a club directory. Based in Dublin. Croquet Association of Ireland.
- Tasmania; Tasmanian Croquet Association www
Tasmania; Australia - clubs, Croquet Association, calendar, links. Tasmanian Croquet Association.
- American Notes from Bob and Ted's Croquet Videos www
American Rules. from Bob and Ted's Croquet Videos. Advanced level. Concise advice on forty topics. Notes from Bob and Ted's Croquet Videos.
- International Croquet Canada Learning Centre www
International Rules. Canada Learning Centre. Intermediate level. Various articles by different authors on selected subjects. Croquet Canada Learning Centre.
- Includes Oxford Croquet: Croquet History www
Includes a brief summary and links to related sites and articles. Oxford Croquet: Croquet History.
- Maui Croquet Chronology www
Maui Croquet Club's very comprehensive chronology and history. Croquet Chronology.
- Pictures Croquet in Western Australia www
Pictures from clubs in Western Australia. Croquet in Western Australia.
- Photos Wadleynet www
Photos by Adrian Wadley of Solomon and Prentis Trophies, Wadleynet, World Championship 2000, and Calzona 1999. Wadleynet.
- Description United States Croquet Association (USCA) www
Description of Nine-Wicket Backyard Croquet, States Croquet Association (USCA), Six-Wicket American Croquet, Six-Wicket International Croquet, and Golf Croquet. United States Croquet Association (USCA).
- United Brian Storey www
United Kingdom. Brian Storey.
- Netherlands Alwyn Vleesch Dubois www
Netherlands - rules, Vleesch Dubois, tactics, history, links. Alwyn Vleesch Dubois.
- Alexa: Croquet Sports
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Croquet Sports
- DMOZ: Croquet Sports
dmoz.org Directory: Croquet Sports