by Jeff Soo · 12/27/2008
9-wicket croquet is one of many forms of croquet played today. In all versions of croquet, play is made by striking a ball with a mallet, and the object of the game is to score points by sending balls through a course of obstacles called hoops or wickets.
9-wicket croquet is a perennial favorite outdoor pastime, played in countless backyards and public parks across the US. The 9-wicket court layout is one of the earliest croquet court layouts, dating to the early years of the game, in the mid-1800s. Now, as then, 9-wicket croquet is played according to many local rules variations.
To learn about other forms of croquet visit the United States Croquet Association’s main website.