Maui Croquet Club
International Rules on the Island of Maui
Maui Croquet Club United States Croquet Association


Articles that help you learn how to play and improve how you play International Rules Croquet including advice on techniques, strategic analysis, sports injuries, links to other coaching websites, and tactical problems for you to solve.

Learn About the Game of Croquet

Watch the United States Croquet Association's introductory videos — The New Croquet, and Croquet: Serious Sport, Serious Fun.

Learn How to Play Croquet

The best way to learn how to play croquet is to play Golf Croquet with someone. This will teach you how to swing a mallet, hit a ball, run a hoop, and the order in which the hoops must be run. Then have someone teach you how to play Association (International Rules) Croquet.

But if you want to do some learning on your own, here is what to do.

  1. Read Association Croquet -- The Game and How it is Played by the Croquet Association.
  2. Watch Introducing the Game of Croquet by Chris van der Craats (get Macromedia Shockwave).
  3. Watch Introduction to Croquet by John Bevington (get Microsoft PowerPoint).
  4. Watch How to Play Croquet by Wayne Davies, Head Pro at the Westmoor Club.
  5. Read A Synopsis of the Game by Ian Plummer.
  6. Read Beginners' Coaching Notes 1 by Ian Plummer.
  7. Read Beginners' Coaching Notes 2 by Ian Plummer.
  8. Read Beginners' Coaching Notes 3 by Ian Plummer.
  9. Read Beginners' Coaching Notes 4 by Ian Plummer.

Don't spend too much time reading -- get out there and play!