Croquet started in Ireland in 1850 and spread to England a year later, although there are rumours it was earlier. It even featured in the Olympic Games a long, long time ago.
We, as a group, wandered around Johannesburg for years ending up at Marks Park some four years ago.
There are croquet clubs all over South Africa and all over the world.
Our membership is growing nicely, with players from seven to over 90. Everyone of any age can play, and we have competitions throughout the year.
Should anyone request a corporate day, a birthday function, or a team-building event, we are available to assist.
Come and join us for a great deal of fun!
We are expanding our social play, and as we grow, more competitions will occur.
Annually we compete in:
Gauteng National Championship
Nationals Championships held all over the country
Should you wish to take the game seriously, the world is your oyster
The South African National Golf Croquet Tournament was held in Cape Town over seven days from Sunday 6 November to Saturday 12 November 2022.
Players came from Kelvin Grove Club, Rondebosch Croquet Club, False Bay Croquet Club, Helderberg Village Croquet Club, Somerset West Croquet Club, Greyton Croquet Club, East London Croquet Club, Port Alfred Croquet Club, Marks Park Croquet Club and Country Club Johannesburg.
These croquet players representing Marks Park Croquet Club participated. Pictured at Kelvin Grove Club in Claremont with Devil’s Peak behind them are (from left to right): Marc Corcoran, Reggie Moyo, JayJay McHardy, Anne Weiss and Les Weiss
The Level Doubles final was the best of three games between Victor Dladla and Alfred Makhubo of Country Club Johannesburg against Marc Corcoran and JayJay McHardy of Marks Park Croquet Club. Marc and JayJay were runners-up.
Paul Fanner (Rondebosch) was beaten by JayJay McHardy (Marks Park) in the quarter final of the Handicap Singles event.
Semi-final of Handicap Singles: Graham Goosen (R) of Greyton Croquet Club was beaten by JayJay McHardy (L) of Marks Park Croquet Club after an epic battle lasting nearly two and three quarters of an hour
Final of Handicap Singles: A best of three games was the match between Ellen Wolmarans (R) from the Eastern Cape and JayJay McHardy (L) of Marks Park Croquet Club. JayJay won and so is the National Champion in Golf Croquet (Handicap Singles)