What is croquet?
Croquet is a close cousin of golf and billiards, played on a grass court which measures 105 feet by 84 feet. Six wickets are laid out on the court, and each player uses a mallet to strike a ball with the aim of running each wicket in a specified order and direction. The basics are easy to learn, yet there is always a new level for those who seek a challenge.
Each game is played with either 2 players (singles) or 4 players (doubles) and 4 colored balls are in play at all times.
There are different games of Croquet:
These two popular games are played during each session at the club with some people having strong preferences for one game over the other.
Why Play Croquet?
It's been called The Thinking Sport...
A game requiring:
Skill & Strategy
Competitive or Social?
There is room for both! Participation in croquet can
be for a variety of reasons including:
However, Croquet is keenly contested in tournaments at club, state, national and international levels and provides an opportunity to travel and meet new friends.
Croquet is a competitive sport with a relaxed, social atmosphere, and a strong tradition of sportsmanship. Today as many as 10,000 men and women play this sport.
None, really. Our club will provide you with any necessary equipment. However, we recommend you bring water, a hat, and wear sunscreen.
Eventually you may want to purchase your own mallet. Choosing the proper mallet is a very personal decision as there are many types from which to choose. See our Resources section to explore the many options.
When do we play?
The Sandwich Croquet Club currently plays Tuesday, 2-4 p.m.; Wednesday, 4-5 p.m. lessons, 5-7 p.m. play; and Saturday, 10-12 p.m. , from May through October.
Beginning in May 2015, the courts are open for play to members (practice, pickup games, etc.) during daylight hours, when not used for scheduled group play, tournaments or maintenance. Courts will be closed for use on Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings each week until noon for necessary maintenance.
Additional days of play will be added as needed. Participants on play days often enjoy a meal at the Clubhouse Grill, just a few steps from the courts.
Beginning lessons are available through the club. See Contact to make lesson arrangements or visit
Golf Croquet Tournaments are held several times throughout the summer.
On play days, participants often enjoy a snack or a meal at the Clubhouse Grill, just a few steps from the courts.
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