Six-wicket croquet is the complex sport played at croquet clubs all over the world, on six-wicket, one-stake, rectangular courts. It calls for well maintained, level lawns cut very short and involves complex strategy and advanced shot-making skills. Using only four balls and two or four adult players, the many varieties of this game are usually played with heavyweight, high-quality equipment available from specialized manufacturers and suppliers.
This North American game is played regularly by five to ten thousand people in the United States and Canada at approximately 600 venues, ranging from modest lawns on municipal turf and in real estate developments and residence homes to large multi-lawn facilities at sports and country clubs and resorts. Read a brief synopsis, or look up the official rules, of American Croquet.
This is the game most commonly played in most countries other than the U.S. and Canada, and in most international competitions. International Croquet is almost always played in the major croquet-playing countries of England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Egypt, and the European nations. It is played in the MacRobertson Shield tournament, the Olympics of croquet. Read a brief synopsis, or look up the official rules, of International Croquet.
This game is the simplest form of six-wicket croquet, and the fastest growing in popularity. It is the perfect game for novice and social play, as it can be quickly learned and a game typically is completed in less than 30 minutes. Golf Croquet is also used for large corporate or social events and parties. Read a brief synopsis, or look up the official rules, of Golf Croquet.
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