PLEASE BE AWARE
As of 1 March 2019, the Croquet Association and all constituent Clubs will be implementing the amendments to the Rules of Golf Croquet that are set out in the “5th Edition” of the Rules which are to be found on the World Croquet Federation website at www.worldcroquet.org.
A short guide was published in the Croquet Gazette for December 2018 (Issue 377, p.18) but that account omits a very important change in the way that extra turns (now termed “extra strokes”) are calculated in doubles games.
We intend to re-make these coaching modules as soon as possible, but in the meantime, please look at the new rules!
Module 1: Introduction
What is GC? Court layout; aims of the game; Balls - primary and secondary colours;
Different types of mallet: the grip;
The stance and striking the ball
Basic principles – order of play;
Variations on the standard game
Module 2: The turn
The drive. The stun shot. Balls on and off the court.
Hitting away: relative distances.
Hoop approaches and running;
Module 3: Offside balls and wrong ball play
Tactics – using the triangle of success
Offside - basic rules
Wrong ball – rules and remedies
Module 4: Non-striking faults, etiquette and referees
Rules and examples of non-striking faults
Referee situations – hoop running
Tactics – promoting balls
Module 5 : Handicap play
How Extra Turns are calculated
Rules on taking extra turns
Using extra turns effectively
Completing the handicap card
Tactics – balls in front of the hoop
Module 6: Winning the game
Jump shots and lawn damage
The final hoop