New learning resources website
Top international players and coaches Chris and Jenny Clarke recently launched a new website clarkecroquet.com/ to complement existing croquet websites with learning resources such as self-marking quizzes and video tutorials. The site is currently very new and sparsely populated, but they expect to grow it rapidly.
In Stroke Play, there's an instructional video on how to play corner 1 cannons for hoops 1 and 2, advice on grip and stance as well as short articles on how to shoot and how to play full rolls (instructional video to follow shortly). There's also a link to Stephen Mulliner's excellent video on hop shots.
In Association Croquet Tactics, there is Pete Trimmers excellent advice on pegged out endings, formatted into a mini-book, as well as the start of a mini-book focussing on lift leaves by Chris Clarke.
In Croquet Laws, there are four quizzes, each with a bank of questions:
- AC Beginners
- GC Beginners
- GC Intermediate
- GC Referee Training (some tough questions in this one)
Then there's a section entitled Historical Videos from Events which has over 100 videos from games of yesteryear, both AC and GC.
- If you find the text too small, press "control and +" at the same time.
- When watching instructional videos, have your computer's volume turned up high, set the quality to HD and watch full screen.
It's linked from the Other Selected Sites section of our links page.