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The Mental Game

Arlene Parker | Published on 4/15/2020

Hello Everyone: In thinking about croquet – yearning actually, I decided to spend some time working on my ‘inner game’. I found a few sources online to share and they are listed below. What I would like to know from our best players is: what do you do to prepare for a game? Are there any specific things you do during a game to stay focused? Have you read a great book or article about this topic? Send them to me and I will post them. is the premier source for everything croquet. On the ‘Whats New’ page you can find a huge variety of articles submitted by croquet players around the world – do you want to know how to measure lawn speed? There is an excellent article written by Canada’s Louis Nel here: article is not about croquet psychology, it just demonstrates that the info on is comprehensive, varied and that Canada’s experts are contributors.  


A pamphlet entitled “The Mental Approach” can be found here:


According to Wikipedia, Reg Bamford has dominated world croquet. There is a long list of his croquet accomplishments. Reg made a You Tube video on the mental game. Its long but fascinating.


Finally, I found this You Tube video on neurofeedback training. One of the participants advised that his stroke improved after 10 mins of training. Since I am a fan of instant gratification, this caught my attention.


However, being a realist, I know that hard work makes the difference. Therefore, I turned to the

10 Commandments of Practice

Stay well, my friends.