How to Play — 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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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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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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My Quest for the Perfect Mallet

02/01/16

Ford Fay

Your first mallet most likely came from a six ball set with plastic caps.

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Updated Advice & Information on Choosing a Mallet

10/20/14

Michael Rumbin

Choosing your next mallet.

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