If you think that croquet is for wimps then think again. On Saturday we left the house for the lawns at 0745 and arrived home at 1915. We spent 8 hours and 15 minutes actually playing on the lawns and then there was all the important bits like morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea! We repeated that yesterday (Sunday). A day's croquet can involve walking 10 ks or more at a fairly brisk pace so this weekend I've probably walked over 20ks.
This tournament is an Association Croquet (AC) tournament and has seen a lot of new players who, like me, have taken it up after playing Golf Croquet and now play both codes. Judy, my partner for this tournament, had never played a full game of AC before. However in two days we played six games of fairly average croquet it has to be admitted but we only lost one and managed to come top of the Consolation group. So we celebrated last night.
Fortunately we the celebrations were not too excessive because I'm playing sixteen singles games over the next four days. By Thursday night I'll either be wrecked or very fit. Time will tell. I'll let you know.