A bumper field of players have joined the ranks of the Cootamundra Croquet Club on Thursday. The club has three sessions each week at the Cootamundra Country Club.
On Thursday, 14 players grabbed mallets and shepherded their balls through the gates in a test of strategy and control.
Club leader Mary Hesse said players didn’t have to own a mallet but could borrow one from the club if they were interested in playing.
“We’re a very friendly group,” Hesse said.
“If people are willing to try it out, we can offer free lessons so they can learn how to play. We’d love to teach them how to play.”
Player Helen Hamilton said the game could easily be described as a mix between snooker and golf putting.
“There’s a lot of strategy in it. It comes down to control and angles,” Hamilton said.
Cootamundra Croquet Club play from 9.30am on Tuesday and 9am on Wednesday and Thursday.