Croquet Canada's Equipment Information Page

Equipment Details and Classifications

The selection of equipment can be a daunting task without some background information about the differences. Croquet is played at many different levels; from children playing garden croquet with 'toy' sets to world champions on laser-leveled lawns. The equipment used varies greatly in size and price. The chart below breaks down the basic differences between them. It is meant simply as a guide for intended use. When you have decided what you want the equipment for, you can then continue on to the listing of suppliers below to shop the world of croquet supplies. Some suppliers have links that can be clicked on in their respective categories.

Class Equipment Details
A MALLET - 36" tall, Head: 9" minimum, Weight is typically 3 lb +
WICKET - 5/8" thick uprights, 3-3/4" opening
BALL - 3-5/8" diameter, 16 ounce
STAKE - 1, 18" above ground, 1-1/2" diameter, removable clip extension
COURT - Size: 105' X 84', Short grass 1/4", Bowling green flatness,
USE - Conforms to CA (England) & USCA (USA) regulations. Tournament level play
B MALLET - 32" - 36" tall, Head: 9" minimum, Weight range 2lb-4oz to 3 lb
WICKET - 7/16" thick uprights, 4" opening
BALL - 3-5/8" diameter, 14 - 16 ounce
STAKE - 1, 18" above ground, 1-1/2" diameter, removable clip extension
COURT - Size: 105' X 84', or proportionally smaller using the 5:4 ratio no smaller than 1/2 size, Short grass, 1/4" - 3/4"
USE - Conforms to CA (England) & USCA (USA) regulations, Tournament & club level play
C MALLET - 32" - 36" tall, Head: 9" minimum, Weight range 2lb to 3 lb
WICKET - 5/16" - 7/16" thick uprights, 4" opening
BALL - 3-5/8" diameter, 12 - 14 ounce
STAKE - 1, 18" above ground, 1-1/2" diameter, removable clip extension
COURT - Size: 105' X 84', or proportionally smaller using the 5:4 ratio no smaller than 1/2 size, Grass up to 3/4", Equivalent to golf fairway smoothness
USE - Collegiate, informal club & garden play
D MALLET - 30" - 36" tall, Head: 8" +, Weight range 1-1/2lb to 2lb
USE - School & garden play, 9 wicket layout common
WICKET - Up to 5/16" bent wire/steel, 4" - 5" opening
BALL - 3-5/16" diameter, 9 - 14 ounce
STAKES - 2, 12" - 14" above ground, 1" + diameter
COURT - Full size or smaller fit available space, Grass up to 1-1/2", Equivalent to smooth backyard
E MALLET - 24" - 33" tall, Head: 6" +, Weight range less than 2lb
WICKET - Up to 5/16" bent wire/steel, 4" - 5" opening
BALL - 3" - 3-1/4" diameter, 9 + ounce
STAKES - 2
COURT - Full size or smaller fit available space, Grass up to 2"
USE - Children's sets, Garden play, 9 wicket layout common, (std or modified)


NET Links to Equipment Suppliers :

See also the National Croquet Calendar's Annual Equipment List on Croquet.com.

MALLETS
  • Arizona Mallets
    Class A mallets
    3056 N. 32nd St. #339, Phoenix AZ, 85019 Phone (602) 955-1547
  • Australian Croquet Company
    Class A mallets
    PO Box 19, Littlehampton SA 5250 Phone 61-8398-3177
  • Barty Johnston
    Croquet & Roque mallets
    PO Box 163 Levelland, TX 79336 Phone (806) 894-6652
  • Bespoke Mallets
    Class A mallets
    Kingsbury, Argos Hill, Rotherfield E. Sussex TN6 3QH England Phone (011) 44-189-285-2072
    In USA: 124 NE Fifth AVenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483 Phone (561) 278-1388
  • Brereton & Dunstone
    Class A mallets
    91 Macarthur Avenue O'Connor ACT Australia 2601 Phone 61-6-247-4694
  • Clarkpoint Croquet
    Class D set
    PO Box 457 Southwest Harbor ME 04679 Phone (207) 244-9284
  • The Croquet Association
    Class A - C mallets
    112 Potters Lane, Send, Woking, Surrey, England GU23 7AL + 44 1483 776971
  • Croquet People, The
    Class A mallets
    1626 Liscourt Dr. Venice FL 34292-4300 Phone (941) 484-3206
  • Peter Couch Mallets
    363 Greers Rd. Christchurch 5, New Zealand Phone 03-3526-112
  • Exact Advantage
    Class A mallets
    91 Macarthur Avenue O'Connor ACT Australia 2601 Phone 61-6-247-4694
  • Hawley's Hoops & Mallets
    Mallets
    3328 S. Troost Tulsa, Oklahoma 74105 (800) 880-4776
  • Howard Kellog
    Class A mallets
    PO Box 5, Medena WA. 98039 Phone (425) 454-5790
  • Jackson Mallets
    Class A mallets
    28 Derrimore Heights Manukau Heights Auckland, New Zealand Phone (011) 649-263-9135
  • John Jaques & Son Ltd
    Class A - D mallets
    361 Whitehorse Rd, Thornton Heath, Surrey, CR4 8XP Phone 0181-684-4242
    In USA see Croquet International
  • Manor House (Alan Pidcock)
    Class A mallets, mallet bags
    Distributed in USA by: The Croquet People & Jerry Stark
    Santa Rosa CA Phone (707) 542-7441
  • Ronnie Maxwell
    Class A mallets
    1400 Humphries Rd. Conyers GA 30207 Phone (770) 922-0468
  • Mack Penwell
    Class A mallets
    Phone (910) 295-8555 days or (910) 944-3313 evenings
  • Oakley Woods Croquet
    Class A - C mallets
    PO Box 3045 Brighton, Ontario Canada K0K 1H0 Phone (613) 475-3541
  • Percival Croquet Mallets
    Class A mallets, mallet repair
    Gosbeck House, Gosbeck, Suffolk, IP6 9RZ Phone 0144 976-0480
  • Precision Ergonomic Mallets
    Class A mallets
    PO Box 7275 Taradale New Zealand Phone (64) 6 844-8329
    in USA - see Erv Peterson (707) 526-3363
  • George Wood Mallets
    Class A mallets
    The Park, Otane, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand Phone (64) 6 856-8119
WICKETS
  • Arizona Mallets
    Class D wickets
    3056 N. 32nd St. #339, Phoenix AZ, 85019 Phone (602) 955-1547
  • The Croquet Association
    Class A - C mallets
    112 Potters Lane, Send, Woking, Surrey, England GU23 7AL + 44 1483 776971
  • Damon Company
    Indoor practice wicket Class A
    2158 Industrial Dr. Salem VA Phone (540) 389-8609
  • de Mobray Mallets
    Class A mallets
    7 Bucklands Lane, Nailsea, N. Somerset. BS19 2DJ Phone 0127 585-2508
  • John Jaques & Son Ltd
    Class A wickets
    361 Whitehorse Rd, Thornton Heath, Surrey, CR4 8XP Phone 0181-684-4242
    In USA see Croquet International
  • Kroeger/Fleming
    Indoor practice wicket Class A
    8 George St. #1 Cambridge MA 02140 Phone (617) 876-6743
  • Oakley Woods Croquet
    Class A - E wickets
    PO Box 3045 Brighton, Ontario Canada K0K 1H0 Phone (613) 475-3541
  • Whyte Hoops
    Class A wickets
    PO Box 38 628 Wellington Mail Center Wellington New Zealand Phone (64) 4 589-1105
BALLS
  • Australian Croquet Company
    Class A balls
    PO Box 19, Littlehampton SA 5250 Phone 61-8398-3177
  • Arizona Mallets
    Used balls
    3056 N. 32nd St. #339, Phoenix AZ, 85019 Phone (602) 955-1547
  • The Croquet Association
    Class A - C mallets
    112 Potters Lane, Send, Woking, Surrey, England GU23 7AL + 44 1483 776971
  • Oakley Woods Croquet
    Class A - D balls - Barlow & Sunshiny, & recreational caliber
    PO Box 3045 Brighton, Ontario Canada K0K 1H0 Phone (613) 475-3541
  • Sunshiny Enterprise Co.
    Class A balls
  • In North America, see The Croquet Store or The National Croquet Center

COURT ACCESSORIES
  • Australian Croquet Company
    Clips, center stakes, wicket setter
    PO Box 19, Littlehampton SA 5250 Phone 61-8398-3177
  • Arizona Mallets
    Deadness boards, clips, flags, hoop gauge, center stakes
    3056 N. 32nd St. #339, Phoenix AZ, 85019 Phone (602) 955-1547
  • The Croquet Association
    Class A - C mallets
    112 Potters Lane, Send, Woking, Surrey, England GU23 7AL + 44 1483 776971
  • King Cotton
    Boundary line
    3101 Little River Rd. Rockford TN 37853 Phone (423) 970-3131
  • Oakley Woods Croquet
    Deadness boards, flags, clips, cases, boundary line
    PO Box 3045 Brighton, Ontario Canada K0K 1H0 Phone (613) 475-3541
COURT MAINTENANCE
  • Burton Company
    Mowers
    P.O. Box 33247 Louisville, Kentucky 40232 Phone (502) 966-9550
  • Classen Manufacturing
    Spreaders, aerators, sod cutters, turf rakes
    P.O. Box 172 Norfolk, Nebraska 68101 Phone (402) 371-2294
  • Jacobsen (Textron)
    Mowers
    1721 Packard Ave. Racine WI. 53403 Phone (800) 727-JAKE
  • John Deere
    Mowers
    John Deere Rd. Moline IL 61265 Phone (309) 765-8000
  • McLane Manufacturing
    Mowers
    PO Box 1431 Paramount CA 90723-1431 Phone (562) 633-8158
  • Partac Peat
    Turf maintenance products
    Kelsey Park Great Meadows NJ Phone (800) 247-2326 or (908) 637-8421
  • Ransomes America
    Mowers
    PO Box 82409 Lincoln NE 68501-2409 Phone (800) 228-4444 or (402) 475-9581
  • World Class Croquet Turf
    Synthetic turf
    6155 Wild Horse Place Paso Robles, California 93446 Phone (805) 237-2537
COMPLETE SETS / OUTFITTING
  • Clarkpoint Croquet
    Class D set
    PO Box 457 Southwest Harbor ME 04679 Phone (207) 244-9284
  • The Croquet Association
    Class A - C mallets
    112 Potters Lane, Send, Woking, Surrey, England GU23 7AL + 44 1483 776971
  • Croquet Sport
    Class D sets
    PO Box 4218, Seattle WA 98104 Phone (206) 722-1232
  • Fieldcourt Games
    Indoor miniature set
    PO Box 1228 Colchester C01 1WT England Phone 0722-338981
  • Franklin Croquet Equipment
    Sets
    Box 811, Devon Road Stockbridge, Massachusetts 01262 Phone (413) 298-3401
  • John Jaques & Son Ltd
    Class A - D sets
    361 Whitehorse Rd, Thornton Heath, Surrey, CR4 8XP Phone 0181-684-4242
    In USA see Croquet International
  • Oakley Woods Croquet
    Class A - D sets, complete outfitting
    PO Box 3045 Brighton, Ontario Canada K0K 1H0 Phone (613) 475-3541
  • Townsend Croquet Ltd
    Class A - D sets
    Claire Road, Kirby Cross, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, CO13 0LX. Phone 01255-67-4404
MISCELLANEOUS
  • Grass Court Collection
    Croquet Clothing
    PO Box 972 Hanover, NH 03755 Phone (800) 829-3412
  • Australian Croquet Company
    Jewellery
    PO Box 19, Littlehampton SA 5250 Phone 61-8398-3177
  • Bob Alman
    Event management, consulting
  • 3350 Octavia, #5 San Francisco, California 94123 Phone (415) 776-4104
  • Brereton & Dunstone
    Books, videos, coaching
    91 Macarthur Avenue O'Connor ACT Australia 2601 Phone 61-6-247-4694
  • The Croquet Association
    Class A - C mallets
    112 Potters Lane, Send, Woking, Surrey, England GU23 7AL + 44 1483 776971
  • Croquet Marketing of America
    Event management/equipment
    International Market Square, 275 Market Street, Suite 299, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405 Phone: (612) 321-0707
  • Exact Advantage
    Books, videos
    91 Macarthur Avenue O'Connor ACT Australia 2601 Phone 61-6-247-4694
  • Steve Jones
    Book "Peel Appeal"
    43 Pokohiwi Road, Lower Hutt, New Zealand Fax: 0064 4 589-0722
  • Oakley Woods Croquet
    Trophies, mallet/set bags, cases
    PO Box 3045 Brighton, Ontario Canada K0K 1H0 Phone (613) 475-3541
  • Prize Possessions
    Trophies & gifts
    203 Carnegie Row Norwood MA 02062 Phone (800) 283-1166 or (617) 762-8235
  • Ron Sloane
    Book
    234 Pacific Parade #1 Bilinga Queensland 4225 Australia
    In USA see - Janet Sloan Cassidy Phone (703) 641-0963
  • Sporting Classics
    Trophies, awards, clothing
    10100 Wildwood Rd. Kennsington MD, 20895 Phone (888) 327-4653
  • Travelite Company
    Rain suits
    101 Washakie St. Lander WY 82520 Phone (307) 332-5992
  • US Chess Federation
    Timing clocks
    3054 NYS Route 9W New Windsor NY 12553 Phone (800) 338-5464