Swiss  Croquet

The essential information on croquet      


The role of nervousness during the game of croquet! All croquet players experience nervousness at some point during a game. There is no need to keep worrying about it. Nervousness tends to decrease with game experience. Nervousness affect muscles, limbs tend to twitch and timing and rhythm are distorted. Nervousness in a player can cause involuntary lifting of the head and shoulders during the shot. A comfortable stance, well balanced and toes and shoulders relaxed can go a long way in overcoming nervousness. If you are gripping the mallet tighter than normal, it is a sign of nervousness creeping in. Walking around the court to view the intended shot from all angles may help reduce your  nervousness. The aim is to feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. Click for more…


Confidence! Nervousness is associated with lack of confidence. The confident player will more than likely determine the results of the game. Undoubtedly, the confident player will take full advantage of any mistakes made by the opponent and will take risks that will lead to winning the game and avoid the risks that should not be taken. A player should have the confidence to play under pressure and should be convinced that by attempting the shot one is giving themselves with the best possible chance of winning the game. Click for more…

Frustration! A croquet player will often be confronted with tactics designed to frustrate. Beware of such tactics and one way to ignore them is to watch the opponent's shots carefully. This way you will be able to judge if they are falling short, going too far, or curving off to one side. Now, you have distract you brain cells to be working for you and not against you! Click for more…

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Improving your croquet game                                                                                                             


The Croquet Balls! The  primary  colours  are  usually

blue,  red,  black  and  yellow. The  secondary  colours

are green, pink, white and brown. The balls are usually

full coloured.  However,  the  same  balls can be found

with a white stripe. For a two or four player, two  sided

game, you need four balls. One side, with  one  or two

Players, plays with blue and black, and the other  with

red and yellow. For a six player team game, you need

six balls. In team play, one side plays blue, black, and

green, and the other side plays red, yellow, and pink. In one ball games, you need one ball per player.   


Practice and Training! Feeling comfortable with your swing, hitting your ball straight and with the perfect length every time comes with practice. Maintaining current skills and learning new skills is part of training and practice. The best result are achieved by planning your training session ahead, being systematic, setting goals that are specific, realistic and easily measured by you. Feeling and acting positive throughout the session are musts. During your practice sessions accustom yourself in having the right grip at all times, steadily fixing your eyes on the ball, always taking a comfortable stance, observe distance needed for your target, determine length of backswing, relax your shoulders and keep them still during the swing. Practice in deliberately slowing down all your movements to give you time to relax and concentrate playing one shot at the time. Treating each shot as if you were in a competition allows you to participate for tournaments with ease and comfort. Use your practice sessions to consistently visualise your intended shot, just like in a competition game, and correct errors before they become a habit. Practice what you noted during your completion games to do in the future to make your strokes successful to help you beat your opponents!


Believe in your self and your skills! Think far enough ahead to realize what is your best option available as your next shot and what are the consequences to you and your opponent if things go right or wrong with the execution of this shot. Thinking ahead is one way of implementing your strategy constructively and efficiently! Allow your confidence to radiate the feeling to your opponents that you are in complete command! What ever the circumstances always believe in your talents, skills and abilities. Always and without a doubt believe in your self! A completely relaxed player can play exceptionally well!


The Common Syndrome
. Ashamed at loosing
. Excusing & justifying failure
. Ignoring insecurity
. A
voiding risk

The Common Threat
. My doubt is my friend
. My ability is to see my future failure
. My self confidence is on vacation

My opponent is not a threat, I am mine

The Common Friend
Impatience is my beloved  
  friend who likes to visit me
  very often, blessing me
  with anxiety & nervousness

The Common Winner
. My matches are always tight
. My balance of risk is my success
. My concentration is my strength
. I win because I can & I am good!

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