There are few more satisfying moments in croquet than being able to hit your opponent’s ball off the court just when he or she is set-up plumb in front, about to run the hoop. Deeply frustrating however for your opponent when their good play is thus negated.
At times croquet can take on the characteristics of near war-time confrontation. But it is just a game, and players find plenty to smile about both on and off the court.
I’d be smiling too if I had a girl on each side!
Some of the lady charmers in the club.
The weaker sex
A dictum for accuracy in play is keep your head down, and watch the ball. Don’t look at where you think it will go. Here Coach John Selby shows how you should do it, and other players studiously follow the advice.