In its early days in Victorian England croquet was a game for the wealthy but competition from other sports - most notably tennis - the onset of two world wars, and a century of social change forced the game to adapt.
Modern croquet is an intricate game of strategy, played socially within clubs and competitively at national and international level.
The object of the game - to guide two balls round a circuit of loops - has changed little over the years but tactically, croquet has become much more complex, elaborate and fascinating.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages, 195 colour photographs and diagrams
- Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/05/2010
- Category: Ball games
- ISBN: 9781847971685