Vintage Croquet Equipment

When croquet took off in mid-19th century Europe, it was largely popular with Victorian women, most of whom had never played an outdoor game in the company of men before. For this reason, most croquet games for young adults were chaperoned. However, amorous youth evaded watchful eyes by playing a form known as “tight croquet,” wherein the player held the ball in place with his or her foot while striking it with the mallet, giving the...Continue Reading