Arizona Croquet Club
The Arizona Croquet Club welcomes you to an important aspect of croquet -- its social aspect.
Croquet players are drawn to various clubs around the world to play in major tournament events. These events are created by clubs, national organizations and world federations. Entries are usually limited by available court space and entries accepted on a first sign up basis. World rankings and grade are sometimes used to select entries for team competitions.
Some events generate money for charities like the Make a Wish Foundation. Most events cover the cost of trophies, lunches, beverages throughout the day and various social events.
The social events include informal cocktail parties to elaborate champagne brunches. Meeting players and enjoying a glass of wine is an excellent end to a day of croquet. Often players are found continuing their conversations around the dinner table at one of many favorite local restaurants.
The Arizona Croquet club provides a place to practice, learn the game and compete in club tournaments. We host one major yearly event - The Arizona Open in the first week of March. We also help coordinate the US Open tournament the first week in December at the Mission Hills Country Club in Palm Springs, CA.
Trophies range from silver plates and cups to glassware, clocks, and in Arizona - Kachina dolls. There are a few tournaments that offer prize money, but these are the exception rather than the rule.
Croquet players are usually not hard to spot since they wear all whites during tournaments.
For more information about the club, the game of croquet, coaching or learning the game, please contact Paul Bennett, club secretary, at 3412 E. Sells Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85018, or check out our web-site at http://www.azcroquet.com Our club court is located at 6022 N 64th Place in Paradise Valley.