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A four ball game, played as singles (each player has two balls) or doubles (each side has two balls).

Players try to run a series of hoops with the balls of their side. There are extra turns for hitting another ball or running a hoop.

It is like Association Croquet, but simpler, with no croquet shot. This makes it easier than AC to learn, but it makes it harder to move the balls into exact positions around the court.

It has strategic potential - you can plan to run multiple hoops in one turn.


Ricochet was developed in the early 1980s by John Riches (North Adelaide, South Australia), initially to introduce new players to Association Croquet.

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It has now become a game in its own right.

The Australian Croquet Association has recently appointed Lynda Davis (Queensland State Director of Coaching) as National Director of Ricochet and are in the process of assuming management of this croquet code.

The current Ricochet Rules are still available until the end of 2018 from Carmel Donley but a reprint of the Rules with corrections is expected in January 2019.

Expressions of Interest have been called for a Croquet Victoria State Coordinator of Ricochet to be elected at the October 2018 Council Meeting. In the short term this Coordinator could also act as the State Coordinator of Refereeing - RC.


The Croquet Australia coaching qualifications introduced in 2016 recognise coaching in Ricochet.

Basic Ricochet skills cards are available for players interested in developing their skills and for players who would like to become coaches.

For more information, contact the State Coordinator of Coaching.

State Coordinator of Coaching
Ruth Duffy
0418 415368

Play Ricochet

Clubs that regularly play Ricochet include:

Play at these clubs is generally social, but tournaments are also organised occasionally. Details will be available on this site.

Useful links

Croquet NSW - Ricochet []

How to Play []

 Differences between Golf Croquet and Ricochet

Download a handicap card []

2018/2019 season Ricochet tournaments

There are no tournaments currently scheduled.

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