In the past we had offered a small selection of croquet sets, more as a basic side line than anything else. As part of our drive to add more products throughout 2016 we’ve totally over hauled the range on offer. The basic range of sets has now gone and been replaced with the full range of sets offered by Garden Games Limited, a UK based company who offer an excellent range of croquet sets as part of their collection of outdoor games.
We also have plans to add other high quality brands to the range and develop the section on our website further. We feel it’s important that we only offer well made, high quality croquet sets so we’ve picked the range very carefully. The range of sets will all be offered with our super fast shipping and we can ship them all over Europe at highly competitive rates.
A little bit about Croquet
The game of croquet has been played in some form or other for hundreds of years, in the 1800s it was formalised as the game we now call ‘Croquet’. It remained hugely popular for many years but eventually became eclipsed by tennis. Many croquet lawns were converted into tennis courts and today tennis courts outnumber croquet lawns by quite a margin.
Fun Croquet Facts
- An early version of Croquet was called ‘Pal Mal’ which loosely translates as ‘Mallet & Ball’ in Latin
- Wimbledon tennis club started life as a croquet club
- Croquet as we know it was first played in Britain in 1851
- John Prescott is alleged to have increased sales of Croquet equipment at Asda by 300% after he was famously caught playing it
- There is more than one version of the game: Association, Lawn, Garden, Golf, American six wicket, nine wicket and ricochet