One of the best kept secrets of the Quaker Hill Country Club is the number one sport, Croquet. The regulation size court is carefully cared for by the grounds crew and is in excellent condition. Club members meet every Saturday morning for weekly play. The court is located in one of the most beautiful spots on Quaker Hill surrounded by the golf course and where there is usually a breeze.
The game of Croquet is thought to have originated in France in the 13th century, traveling to England in the mid 19th century and then to America later in the 19th century. John Jacques was the first person to design croquet equipment and wrote the first code of laws in the late 1800s. In 1871 Milton Bradley published the first handbook containing the rules of the game and in 1882 a group of New York based clubs formed the National American Croquet Association. In 1900 Croquet was introduced as an Olympic sport at the Paris games and again in the 1904 games. The sport had a big revival in the 1970s in America and today there are over 350 clubs in Canada and the USA. More than a dozen National Croquet Associations around the world helped form the world Croquet Federation, unifying the sport and promoting international competition.
Now that the secret is out, we can boast about the Croquet sport at Quaker Hill Country Club. The players assemble in their whites, Saturday mornings at 10:00a.m. Two games are usually completed. The game at QHCC is Jamaican Rules which seem to appeal to the players more than the longer & more intensive game played elsewhere. Newcomers are most welcome and the players are always there to explain the game and give on-the-spot instructions. Members may play during the week at their leisure and join the regulars on Saturday morning. There are benches at each end of the court where often there are spectators enjoying the sport.
We cordially invite all interested members to participate in this wonderful sport. Members are now taking advantage of the very attractive renovations at the clubhouse and enjoy a relaxing lunch on the upper deck following play. At this location all are treated to a spectacular view of Quaker Hill Country Club