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Croquet (Wickets)

Croquet (also known as "wickets" in the United States) is a sport played on grass in which the objective is to hit balls with a mallet through hoops embedded in the grass. Croquet balls were originally made from wood, but they are now largely comprised of cork or nylon in very hard plastic.

Croquet is usually played on a grass court. There are different kinds of croquet being played today; they differ in scoring systems, the order of shots, and layout. There are only two forms in which the rules are agreed internationally and are played worldwide: association croquet and golf croquet.

Forms of Croquet

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