Books and other literature

We have a number of books on the shelf in the clubhouse that members can borrow, for up to two weeks at a time. Please write your name and the date of borrowing/return on the form on the Notice Board when you do so.


Golf Croquet Tactics Michael Hague
Golf Croquet Mistakes (and how to avoid them) Stephen Custance-Baker Published 2021
Recommended for every Golf Player in their first year or so
Every Shot is Tactical Stephen Custance-Baker Published 2020
Recommended for every Golf Player. May be a little heavy for players in their first year or so
A Guide to Golf Croquet Bill Arliss Published 2008 (2 copies)
Probably obsolete
History of Golf Croquet Ray Hall


How to play: Croquet (a step by step guide) For beginners
Croquet Secrets John Riches, edited by Wayne Davies Published 2009
A heavy book in more than one sense. Probably good to dip in – best for handicaps 8-18.
Coaching Tactics John Riches A series of pamphlets, probably all included in the Secrets book, so for handicaps 8-18.
Miscellaneous Coaching Notes Extracts from the Croquet Gazette etc
Croquet Bill Lamb Published 1990
Croquet: The Complete Guide A E Gill No longer recommended
Expert Croquet Tactics Keith Wylie Published 1985, 1991 (2 copies)
Advanced play only. Old but still recommended. Tactics have developed over the years though.
Beyond Expert Croquet Tactics Edited by Pete Trimmer Published 2020
A collection of diverse subjects – very advanced!
Croquet Endgames John Riches & Wayne Davies Recommended for handicaps 0-10.
Plus One on Time D L Gaunt Croquet tactics for the medium to high handicap player
Taming the Triple Roger Mills 1st edition published 2022
2nd edition has mostly minor changes
Recommended for low handicap players wanting to start Triples. If you don’t have any idea what this means then this book is not for you yet!
Croquet Skills: Tactics VHS video!


Title Author Comments
How to play croquet: a new pocket manual Published 1865
Obviously obsolete!
World of Croquet John McCullogh & Stephen Mulliner Published 1987
Complete guide, has some interesting international stuff, but now mostly obsolete
Croquet: the complete guide James Charlton & William Thompson Published 1977
Essentially obsolete
The Lighter Side of Serious Croquet David Appleton Published in 1996
Alternative Croquet Light-hearted games mainly
Queen of games: The history of Croquet Nicky Smith Published 1991
Croquet: a bibliography David Drazin Published 2000
Croquet Association: Centenary Year Book 1897-1997
(There is a supplement, but we don’t have it)
Croquet Gazette Croquet Association Many back numbers

We have also produced some marketing literature. Printed copies of these are available in the Club House (contact Jon Diamond for more copies) and downloadable versions on this web site: