1. The key component of croquet is the croquet mallet. Most croquet mallets come with round heads and usually have handles turned from hardwoods, or English Ash.
2. Some competition croquet mallets have hickory handles with cane splicing to enhance driving power, strength, feel, and flexibility.
3. Croquet mallets with square heads are often preferred by professional players because the narrower width of the head makes playing hoop shots easier.
4. Better quality croquet mallet heads also have long-lasting Tuftex faces, which help protect croquet mallets from damage caused by miss-hits.
5. For better grip, many croquet mallet handles are fitted with wind on Takair grip while the best croquet mallet handles feature Diamond Carbotec wind on grips.
6. Scoring or concentric circular grooving on croquet mallet faces also aids grip. Some mallets are shorter than the regulation size and are best suited for beginners and younger players.
7. Croquet balls also feature scoring and are usually made from unbreakable plastic. Croquet balls can be regulation weight or lighter and should be chosen to match your skill at the croquet game.
8. Colored flags are often used for boundary marking in croquet games. Usually blue, red, black, and yellow, these flags are mounted on posts about 12 inches high that should touch the corner but must not intrude or lean into the court.
9. Croquet hoops can be made light or heavy and are usually made from cast iron or wrought iron.
10. Winning pegs, croquet hoop drills, croquet clips, and hoop smashers are some other croquet equipment used.
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