Equipment

Ball and Wicket Size: are these regulated by the USCA?

08/21/19

Paul Bennett

What is the wicket size and balls for the USCA 9W game?

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Garden Croquet in England - 6 wickets

Std 2: best standard for rough lawn play as found in typical backyards.

07/25/19

Paul Bennett

Garden Croquet Sets are sold in England, but unlike American sets, contain only 6 hoops, 4 balls and 1 peg.
Nine wicket sets are not sold in England.

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A Most Personal and Most Important Piece of Equipment - the Mallet

01/11/19

Paul Bennett

For me … I never took croquet seriously … until I decided to build my own mallet.

And many folks have done just that! In fact, when Jerry Stark, considered by many as the best croquet player in America, started playing croquet in Kansas, in a large field mowed down to put 10 to 20 9-wicket croquet courts in place, he too came to this same conclusion. And he made and sold his mallets for $100.

Jerry’s story is well-told by his long-time friend Jim Bast on Bob Alman’s Croquet World Online website.

They are a love of workmanship. Some are simple in design, and others are absolutely designed down to the ounce and millimeters of precision.

Check out the survey of equipment I recently wrote where you will find over a dozen different mallet makers.

2019 Equipment Retail Survey

01/05/19

Paul Bennett

Over the holidays I was talking with my neighbor about croquet and found out that she had trouble finding any croquet sets in our nearby box stores, Walmart or Big 5 Sporting Goods. They did not have any on the shelves or in their stock room and this triggered my quest to do a little research…

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Contrasting equipment standards between 9-wicket and 6-wicket croquet

12/29/18

Paul Bennett

This article contrasts the equipment standards found between a typical backyard croquet set, a championship 9-wicket set and a championship 6-wicket set. Weight and dimensions of the equipment is shown along with photos to give the buyer an idea as to what to look for in their purchase.

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Croquet With a Swing Coach II

06/11/18

Michael Rumbin

Swing Coach II In the Summer

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More on the Swing COACH PRO

10/25/17

Michael Rumbin

Video of Swing COACH PRO in Use.

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WoodRanch Custom Shop Introduces SWING COACH PRO

09/01/17

Michael Rumbin

Swing Coach PRO Available from WoodRanch Custom Shop

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Winter Croquet Project - Fixing up your equipment

02/15/17

Michael Rumbin

Winter is a good time to work on your croquet set.

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Build your own croquet swing trainer for under $50.

01/22/17

Wallace Beery

You can build a swing trainer in a couple of hours for under $50 dollars.

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