Woodstock 4 Player Croquet Set
The whole family will love this quality home croquet set.
A wonderful family croquet set to start the family on a lifelong love of croquet.
Woodstock, close to Blenheim Palace, one of England's famous stately homes, and Oxford, with its university, has long provided a home for many croquet enthusiasts.
For many years as one of our most popular family Croquet sets, the Woodstock includes all the components needed for the longer full Association game, or the shorter golf croquet version. The set has four Woodstock mallets made of English sports ash, with octagonal ash handles developed by John Jaques III in the mid 19th Century, which help a player "feel" the alignment of the mallet in play. We have always used prime English sports ash for this model of mallet, which is generally straight-grained like a top quality willow cricket bat, and imparts efficient and accurate "driving power" and "touch" in play. The Challenge balls in the standard croquet colors have been developed and improved over the years and are now our most popular model. They are fitted with scored grooves in both directions, which give useful grip when playing roll shots or stop shots. The enameled, wrought iron Challenge hoops will give excellent service, and we provide a wooden mallet to help in setting up the hoops on the lawn, but watering of each hoop site is recommended first. The beautiful four color hardwood winning post has each color band separated by gold lining, the color sequence indicating the order of play. Sprung hoop clips show a player’s progress in the game, and ball marking pegs are also included. The beautiful pinewood box is fitted with Jaques' original breakback hinges, strong lockdown steel clips and rope carrying handles. The timber comes from sustainable sources, and the boxes are fitted with reinforcing steel corner plates for strength. Rules for play and advice on techniques are in the included Jaques' comprehensive instruction booklet.
Size: 43.5" x 10.75" x 8"