a satisfying sport utilising tactics and touch in equal measure. It combines strategy
and precision and is a bit like snooker on grass or a combination of chess and
golf. Croquet can be
enjoyed by all ages and sexes on an equal basis.
This site collects together information concerning croquet in over 700 articles and presents coaching
information intended for both complete beginners and world champions.
There are two main forms of croquet: Association (or
International) Rules croquet and American Rules croquet. The majority of
the tactical information
on this site is for the Association Rules game.
World Online, for American Rules information.
How to use this site. The main information categories are shown in the menu on the right. If you are looking for a specific piece of information use the Search function. If you would like to browse the site click on the Map button by the search box on the right.
Please note external links open in fresh windows hence you may need to permit pop-ups. The menu strip on the right of the pages will not be printed out if you print a page.
10 Years is a Long Time in Cyberspace
Oxford Croquet celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2013. Starting modestly by publishing the croquet coaching notes for Oxford University, it has grown to be the primary reference site on Association Croquet. It now holds over 700 articles and last year received over 580,000 hits.
What the reviewers say:
- Congratulations - your very good site has become excellent.
- This e-mail is just to congratulate you for the excellent 'The
Oxford Croquet Site'. RR
- I've just been having a look at your new website. Very impressive.
- Oxford Croquet Website. Congrats, and it's about time! BA
- Wonderful improvement to the site. DO
- Congratulations on the website - it's a real asset to the
game: especially to those of us trying to develop our play and our clubs.