Links

Croquet New Zealand http://www.croquet.org.nz

World Croquet Federation, the world governing body http://www.wcfcroquet.org

Ian Plummer's invaluable site, a mine of information http://www.oxfordcroquet.com/
Keith Wylie's seminal book Expert Croquet Tactics is available online. A must read for anybody trying to get their handicap below scratch http://www.oxfordcroquet.com/coach/ect
A croquet simulation program including several tutorials from a 4 ball break to a sextuple. Well worth a look here http://www.oxfordcroquet.com/coach/3d/index.asp

The UK Croquet Association http://www.croquet.org.uk

Croquet Australia http://www.croquet-australia.com.au

US Croquet Association http://www.croquet-america.com

Croquet Records - everything you ever wanted to know. Who did what. http://www.croquetrecords.com

Croquet Scores - This site is gradually becoming the place to keep the scores for all your tournaments. Used for both local club and international events. Anyone can use it. http://www.croquetscores.com

Hitting a double target - when to shoot at the double and when to aim at one ball - 3 useful sites
http://www.mauicroquetclub.org/coaching/analysis/CriticalGapOfADoubleTarget.htm
http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/fmi/brain/Non-convex_targets.htm
http://www.scottishcroquet.org.uk/roquet/
John Riches is an Australian coach, sometimes expressing controversial views but he has produced many useful articles and papers about croquet. The HMTL versions are available from the OxfordCroquet web site above. Alternatively the booklets are available in PDF format at http://www.kleeton.com.au/croquet/johnriches/
There is also some useful coaching information at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~croquet/coaching/intermediate/intcoach01.shtml
The Maui Croquet club in Hawaii has lots of useful information on their web site including coaching advice at http://www.mauicroquetclub.org/coaching/advice/index.htm

An interesting article for referees about replacing balls after a collision during a double banked game. http://www.oxfordcroquet.com/tech/collisions1/index.asp

Croquet Videos

This section contains links to videos about croquet. It's a real mixed bag. I've given the approximate size and playing time of the videos so that you have some idea of how long they will take to download.

How fast can you complete your TP? 3 recent videos of completed TP's from laid positions.
James Death - 5 minutes 24 seconds (121MB) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYFhhK0T-24
Robert Fletcher - 5 minutes 17 seconds (21MB) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1hJU-loXOA
James Death - 4 minutes 37 seconds (68MB) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDGrzWO55WE

Snippets from the 2014 Yvonne Yeates Invitation - February 2014 (13MB 5mins) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXfwUOutKVI

MacRobertson Shield 2014 - random clips (184MB 10min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_h0xR5QDec

The art of the 2 ball break - who needs pioneers?. Low resolution. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZqprsfV6oo

Paddy Chapman videos himself doing a hairy triple peel - low resolution
Part 1 (16MB 7min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba2KGoKDzl8
Part 2 (23MB 9min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCNTY6GMmTI

Paddy Chapman demonstrating a vertical spread leave http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykRW_eMdjYM
and a straight rover peel and finish - easy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmMVzxmUhBc

Chris Clarke has recently started a web site giving a lot of useful information for players at all levels. As well as watching the videos it is worth reading the accomplanying text on the web site as well. His web site is http://clarkecroquet.com
The drive (28MB 3min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUB3_rQTEIQ
The stop shot 1 (31MB 3min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37STjCD8Fug
The stop shot 2 (27MB 2min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybhUhasAGfA
Half rolls 1 (MB 3min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbRt20dluk8
Half rolls 2 (55MB 5min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyzwznulpws
Full and pass rolls (173MB 13min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZXa9_i3oWE
Hop shots (41MB 10min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1xNfT1sHNQ
Sweep shots (73MB 6min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q45G0cUWpF0
Faults in sweep shots (44MB 4min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8GQPEwAato
Corner 1 cannon (52MB 6min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9m4ex2oj4k

Bob Kroeger is a professional American coach who has produced a lot of training videos. Some of his videos deal with American rules croquet but others are applicable to Association and Golf croquet as well. His web site is http://www.bobcroquet.com
The basic swing (14MB 1min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0wxdAaqCOg
Grips (15MB 1min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHwhgkrj01Y
Casting 1 (2MB 1min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJNc8BxfIvE
Casting 2 (5MB 2min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-FK3jHuFT8
The split shot 1 (16MB 2min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d7QB7C77ig
The split shot 2 (20MB 1min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFDxnwggYu0
Croquet stroke (10MB 4min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQlclRwCJDk
Roquets and hoop shots (42MB 2min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SF1KV52PBYY
Shooting at the peg - keeps head down well (26MB 1min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rws6pcQ_7cQ
7 yard roquets (42MB 2min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxGhL4vr1Bk
10 yard roquets - good swing and follow through (45MB 3min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H_QAOHDtlk
16 yard roquets - front and rear view (40MB 2min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UCbsHDjRFY
Jump shots (31MB 2min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLOHLVCNinc

The following series of videos are designed to help referees including strokes shown at normal speed and then in slow motion to help decide when a fault has been made
Marking balls (7MB 3min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZpZYoDK_r8
Wiring lift entitlement (91MB 7min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKRE18k545g
Double taps (35MB 3min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZwIi0SUbco
Ordinary croquet strokes (50MB 6min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnjGo5WButk
Four hoop shots (30MB 3min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efTQeNQ-aaw
Hoop and roquet (13MB 1min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzPJfSQfQok
Hoop and roquet (5MB 1min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy0ulOPO740
Hampered shot 1 (14MB 1min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=775VVHPkv2Q
Hampered shot 2 (15MB 1min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbqH81PAB6U
Hampered shot 9 (13MB 1min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnS8ZOsf4uA
9 Hampered shots (56MB 5min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzO-MS4HaJY
More high speed strokes (10MB 3min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdLhOcq7lH0
Golf Croquet -- 6 Clearance Shots - Series 1 (47MB 4min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMBO7j7wlaU
Golf Croquet -- 6 Clearance Shots - Series 2 (40MB 3min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHb5B5TkQvE
Golf Croquet -- Clearance Shots (70MB 4min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COLMR0fMTxU

These videos were originally made by Bob Kroeger and comment has been added by James Temlett
Bevel edge stroke (28MB 2min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6qDTDOtfmk
Brush slice stroke (66MB 4min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkD7U2tRIDw
Double tap (35 MB 3min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZwIi0SUbco
Crush (63MB 4min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfMov2V0UTY
Hampered shot (80MB 5 min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSw7Lb3A53c

This series of 6 videos was taken at very high speed by the UK Croquet Association in 2006
Series A Single ball shots (9MB 3min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4EH7Omxkc8
Series B Single ball shots (21MB 7min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZa1VQFXAIs
Series C Croquet shots (26MB 9min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJITkPx7kDI
Series D Hoop shots (6MB 2min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XIacbICErw
Series E Hammer shots (4MB 1min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-GTIPEeLd8
Series F Jump ball shots (2MB 1min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd4qWEz3alc

And I just couldn't resist including this one
Jump over peg (1MB 10sec) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBGGlLOKiqM

 

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