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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.

At the October 2018 Council meeting, Terry Wilson of Wangaratta Croquet Club was elected as State Coordinator of Ricochet Croquet. Terry is a Ricochet Referee and Foundation Level Coach.

The Ricochet Laws Committee led by National Director Ricochet, Lynda Davis from Queensland are working on reviewing the 2016 Laws of Ricochet including the addition of an Index, Error Correction List and a Glossary.

It is intended to have the laws and glossary in draft form in April and then to have

  1. a forum of regular players to view and comment on the amendments.
  2. after that review, a copy on the web for general comments for 3 months.

The Laws Committee are anticipating going to print in August-September 2019.

Copies of the current version of the Laws of Ricochet book may be obtained from:-

John Stokes at


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
coaching @ croquetvic . asn . au

Clubs with coaches include:

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To find and contact a club near you, use the Club Finder.

For resources to help grow your club see Growing Croquet in Victoria.

Please contact the State Coordinator if you have other questions.

State Coordinator of Ricochet Croquet
Terry Wilson
0417 326739
ricochet @ croquetvic . asn . au

Play Ricochet

Clubs that regularly play Ricochet include:

Play at these clubs is generally social, but tournaments are also organised occasionally.

Details of scheduled tournaments are displayed in the right hand panel of this page.

Useful links

Croquet NSW - Ricochet []

How to Play []

 Differences between Golf Croquet and Ricochet

Handicapping guidelines and downloadable handicap card

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