Serious players demand a lot of their sports equipment. Our Tournament croquet set won't disappoint. Everything you see meets or exceeds Association Class A equipment standards. Acadia mallets, tournament approved CQ16 or Dawson balls, Tournament hoops, winning peg, marking clips, corner flags, boundary line, USCA rulebook, and instructions complete this set. Everything is carried in a handmade wood equipment case.
Traditionalists will love the mallets in this set. The Acadia mallet heads are made from solid American white ash. They have inlaid black sightlines and matching black reinforced striking faces. They are peripherally weighted to be a perfect match to the 16 ounce balls in this set.
Your choice of balls include either tournament approved CQ16'a or Dawson 2000's. Both meet the demanding requirements of the CA and played with by the best players in the world. The Dawson 2000 is the ball chosen for sanctioned world tournaments. It is known for its extremely close tolerances to size & weight For more on tournament specifications on balls, please read the additional information on our website. In a nutshell, they must be 3-5/8" diameter, weigh 16 ounces, have a double milled surface and have a very specific 'liveliness'. The other two (non-sanctioned) ball options are Pro-16's and Competition balls. These still provide regulation size & weight but are not the correct liveliness. The Pro-16's are more relaxed in their responsiveness while the Competition balls are extremely lively, making them a good choice for taller grass surfaces.
[Please note: An 8 player set includes 8 balls. These 8 would be blue, red, black & yellow solid and striped. Alternately, you can opt for the second set of 4 balls in 2nd colors (green, pink, brown & white).
The powder coated tournament hoops incorporate 4 welded fins, spanning 2 inches to ensure a solid footing in any soil condition. The uprights offer a regulation 3-3/4" opening. The entire upper section is welded from 5/8" steel bar. Each set of 6 includes one hoop with a red crown and one with a blue crown. Optionally, you may decide on a set of 9 hoops and two winning pegs. If conditions dictate, the Foxy hoops provide a base that is easier to insert into harder court surface. These are also a good alternative when installed on a multi-use lawn.
Also included is a winning peg made from solid white high density polyethylene. The brilliant first colors are on our vinyl winning peg decal. It features a removable clip extension. The ground spike extends into the ground 10" allowing for easy insertion, It is regulation size at 1-1/2" diameter X 18" tall. Corner flags made from the finest fade-resistant nylon bunting ensure the most durable court markers available. The flag pivots freely atop the white fiberglass flagstaff. 400’ spool of the finest white braided nylon cord is highly resistant to moisture and the sun’s UV rays. It is long enough to outline a full size croquet lawn. Clips are paired to a ball of the same color. Each one is clipped to the next hoop (or stake) that ball is shooting for. This allows all players to keep track of their targets as well as those of their opponents'.
There are always (and only) 4 balls in an official regulation game. Our tournament sets are available in 4 and 8 player versions. In the 8 player set, the 2nd set of 4 balls allows for a second game to be played on the same court. You have the choice of either striped primary color balls (blue, red, black & yellow) or secondary color balls (green, pink, brown & white).
LASER ENGRAVING can make this set truly yours. For as little as $40, add your name, design your own graphics, club logo . . . anything you can imagine. Have one or all of the mallet heads personalized.
THIS SET INCLUDES:
- 8 Acadia mallets with ash handles & heads and black sightline
- 8 CQ16 balls
- 6 powder coated Tournament hoops
- 1 winning peg
- 4 Association corner flags
- 4 ball marking clips
- 400' of nylon boundary line
- Official USCA rulebook or Association lawbook
- Quick-start Rules and instructions
- Wood equipment case
- 12 month manufacturer's warranty
- Mallet heights - 32", 34", 36", 38"
- Cushion grips (your choice of colors)
- Aluminum or carbon fiber handles
- Choice of 3 optional of balls. All are 16 ounce and 3-5/8" diameter
- Foxy hoops
- 9 hoops & 2nd winning peg
Any customizing beyond the selection boxes above, can be provided. Calling our toll free customer service phone number.