We have all the croquet equipment and accessories you'll need to complete your set or as replacements including croquet balls, croquet mallets and croquet hoops.
The modern game of Croquet appears to be Irish in Origin. A game called Crooky was played in Ireland from the 1830's and, although it probably did not have any official type rules or equipment, by the 1860s it was being produced in England by some serious games manufacturers including the main one at the time, John Jaques. From this point on getting the right croquet equipment started to matter and experts at the game became increasingly concerned about the weight of mallet and the right wood used for mallet handles and mallet heads. Croquet Balls too needed to be the right weight, size and later even the correct bounce for a croquet ball became essential for competitive play.
Nowadays, the Croquet Association specify the rules and the allowed equipment for croquet in some detail. Croquet hoops must be the right dimensions and rigid enough so that they cannot be bent in play and do not move around in the ground. Balls must be the right size, weight and bounce, something that is now only achieved by balls produced from modern composition material although originally they were made from boxwood. Mallets come in a variety of legal shapes and sizes - afficionados argue over the springiness of the handle, the size and weight of the mallet head, whether a square or round shape is preferable and there are at least three ways to hold a croquet mallet which adds further complication to the options.
Learn more about Croquet from the Online Guide to Traditional Games.