The Rules and Regulations of Croquet
As used by Croquet Canada and the USCA
THE COURT AND SETTING
The Standard Court
The standard court is a rectangle, measuring 35 by 28 yards (105 by 84 feet) . Its boundaries shall be marked clearly, the inside edge of the definitive border being the actual boundary. Nylon string (#18) stapled or otherwise affixed to the ground is recommended to be used for the boundary lines.
The four comers of the court are known respectively as Corners 1, 2, 3 and 4. The four boundaries are known as South, West, North and East boundaries -- regardless of the orientation of the court (see figure at right).
The Standard Setting
The stake shall be set in the center of the court. The wickets shall be set parallel to the North and South boundaries, the centers of the two inner wickets, 21 feet to the north and south of the stake, the centers of the four outer wickets, 21 feet from their adjacent boundaries. This is the preferred court size and should be the official setting for major tournaments.
Modified Court Size and Setting
Should the area be too small to accommodate a standard court, a modified court may be laid out in accordance with the above by using a smaller modified length unit and by maintaining the same proportions of five units long by four units wide EXAMPLE: Units of ten feet could be used to set the court dimensions. Thus 40 feet wide by 50 feet long with the stake in the middle at the intersection of the two diagonals is a possible setup. The corner wickets are 1 unit (10 feet) from their adjacent boundaries. The center wickets are 1 unit (10 feet) in each direction from the stake. Local conditions may require other layouts, but the size above is generally considered the minimum for this game.
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