Historical

Croquet Gossip - date unknown - Norwich CT

Harper's Weekly - Roquet

06/24/19

Paul Bennett

The new croquet grounds in Norwich CT were set on the Robbins lot, on Cliff street. The date of this article is unknown but is likely to be 1870s or so … and interesting read.

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New Croquet club, Rockwell St, Norwich CT - March 2, 1891

Harper's Weekly - Roquet

06/24/19

Paul Bennett

Norwich Connecticut founded a National croquet tournament in the mid 1800s. This new club must have been done to meet the growing needs of the players of the scientific version of croquet – where croquet is played on smooth finely tamped down clay. Mention of Roque is also included this article when one court was built with rubber bumpers around the edge.

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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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