Southport Croquet Club

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Are you are beginner, you can try croquet for free!

Club mallet and tuition provided.

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Personal coaching from our team of qualified Coaches

Try a low impact outdoor activity to keep your mind and body active


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Mallet Sports Explained

Mallet Sports Games

It can be confusing, however here is an explanation of the 4 codes of Mallet Sports played around the world.

Association Croquet: Association croquet is the name of an advanced game of croquet, played at all levels up to international level. It involves four balls teamed in pairs, with both balls going through every hoop for one pair to win. The game’s distinguishing feature is the “croquet” shot: when certain balls hit other balls, extra shots are allowed. The six hoops are arranged three at each end of the court, with a centre peg.
One side takes the black and blue balls, the other takes red and yellow.

Ricochet: Ricochet is an advancement on Golf Croquet and Aussie Croquet, with Rules as close as possible to Association Croquet but with one major exception – croquet strokes are not played. This allows another group of players to participate in a mallet sport without the challenges of Association Croquet.

Golf Croquet: Golf Croquet is a game with a long history and there has been a recent resurgence of interest at all levels. Compared with Association Croquet it has simpler rules and is more interactive (each turn is just a single stroke), but it requires a similar level of accuracy and tactical awareness.

Gateball: Gateball is played on a rectangular court 20 metres (66 ft) long and 15 metres (49 ft) wide. Each court has three gates and a goal pole. The game is played by two teams (red and white) of up to five players. Each player has a numbered ball corresponding to their playing order. The odd-numbered balls are red and the even-numbered balls are white.

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