Historical

Croquet in Decline / Rise of Tennis - Historical perspective

Harper's Weekly - Roquet

05/26/19

Paul Bennett

Tennis rises out of the ashes of Croquet in the mid 19th century.
Will it become a game of serve and volley or is the serve just a way to start the game?
Several clubs in the Northeast are mentioned including Newport hosting their first tournament. … jaded public hungry for a new outdoor pastime

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Nine Wicket Roquet - Historic croquet

Harper's Weekly - Roquet

05/26/19

Paul Bennett

The 5th annual National croquet championship is mentioned in Harper’s Weekly, August 1886.
Fifty players from around the country played in this event.

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