Enfield Croquet Club - 1993 to 2023 Celebrating 30 Glorious Years
Enfield Croquet Club - 1993 to 2023Celebrating 30 Glorious Years

Watch and Learn - Tips, Games and Fun

This section falls into three categories and is a selection of links to films and articles on useful information on playing croquet, some competition games and tournaments and then things croquet related which we hope will be of interest and an enjoyable way of passing some time!    


Section 1 - Tutorials and Tips


The Jargon of Croquet - undertstanding terminology


Introduction to Association Croquet

by Ian Harrison from Basingstoke Croquet Club


Four Practice Routines

Filmed in London at Ealing Croquet Club with Bridget Goodman, Jane Powell and Charlie Sale.


Approaching Hoops

A brief look at approaching hoops in Association Croquet, focusing on the importance of playing a flat mallet croquet stroke in different areas around the hoop.

Golf Croquet - Playing the partially blocked hoop


Croquet Association Links


Croquet Game


Another useful site which was created by Paddy Chapman called CroquetDev   It is a resource for learning AC however will also be of interest to GC players.    It also features an interactive croquet board!


Recommended by Amelia from the USA - https://www.playgroundequipment.com/a-beginners-guide-to-learning-to-play-croquet/







Section 2 - Games and Tournaments


World Golf Croquet Champship Seni Final Ahmed Nasr vs Chris Clarke

Clip of the semi between Ahmed Nasr and Chris Clarke - it shows the first 6 hoops. The match was played on a bowling green at Kelvin Grove with gale force winds so you might want to turn the sound down to avoid the wind noise - beware shaky camera work... which is why I'd like any of you out there who know of better links to let me know


Golf Croquet Exhibition Match

Very highly recommended for new players. An excellent introduction to Golf Croquet as played by some seriously good players

Golf Croquet World Championship Final Bamford vs Nasr Cairo

Final of the Golf Croquet World Championships 2013. Reg Bamford vs Ahmed Nasr in Cairo

1997 USCA Croquet Championship

An American ESPN TV link so this one is a bit cheesy with the commentary. It also however acts as a brief introduction to the game

Croquet Men's Final Part 1

Croquet Men's Final Part 2

Croquet Men's Final Part 3
Croquet Men's Final Part 4

Association Croquet Men's Championships 2004 Bamford v Trimmer. Reg Bamford completed 7 sextuples

Section 3 - Just For Fun!


Mohammed Nasr Hoop 7

This would look like a really impressive shot if we were not so used to seeing Tony knock them out like this all the time

Ask him for a demo next time you see him

Robert Lowe's Straight Rover Peel and Combination Peg-out 


Reg Bamford Jump Shot - The Shot

Reg Bamford Jump Shot - Judgement
Reg Bamford Jump Shot - The Analysis

Can't beat a good bit of controversy - as was the case with this incident in the final of the 2011 Golf Croquet Finals


Reg Bamford - Double Jump Shot Mastery

Don't practice this one on the lawns please

Playing Croquet at The South Pole
And whilst the film is currently unavailable, for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012, a group of British scientists also played croquet at the Halley Research Station on the Brunt Ice Shelf, in temperatures of -30°C and winds of 40mph.

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Cecil Avenue

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