Regulations for all leagues

All association croquet matches shall be played in accordance with the current Croquet Association’s laws and Tournament Regulations.  Both Captains must have a copy of the latest laws book (with any subsequent amendments) in their possession at every match.

All golf  croquet matches shall be played in accordance with the current Croquet Association’s rules. Both Captains must have a copy of the latest rules book (with any subsequent amendments) in their possession at every match.


Open to any full member club of the federation. Clubs may enter as many league competitions as they wish and may enter more than one team in a given league at the discretion of the League Manager. A player may only play for one team in a given league during any one season. However, a player may play in more than one league if they so wish. Clubs entering multiple teams into the same league competition must treat those teams as separate entities. Once a player has represented one team, they are not eligible for the other.

Handicap cards

This section does not apply for doubles only leagues

At each match all players must produce their current handicap card, properly signed off. All singles games must be recorded on the players’ handicap cards and count towards the Automatic Handicap System. Team Captains must indicate on the results sheet, that they have inspected all opposition handicap cards. Players failing to produce their handicap card for inspection, will be allowed to play off their stated handicap but must send a photo or scan of their card to the Leagues Manager within 7 days. Provided the stated handicap is verified upon the Manger’s sight of the card, all results shall stand. Failure to comply with the above, or the discovery of a discrepancy where a higher handicap was claimed will result in all games involving that player being awarded to the opposing side with a maximum score.

Ordering of team members

Prior to the start of play, the Captains shall complete and exchange an Official Score Sheet, listing the order of their players, and this order shall not be altered for the duration of that match. Members shall be ordered according to their handicap

Timed Games

Timing of games is determined by the regulations for the particular leagues.

Fixture Making

Dates of league fixtures are determined by the League Manager by the end of April each year.

It is recognised that some clubs may need to make adjustments to accommodate the demands of other sports using that use shared facilities. Any such changes should be notified to the league manager at the earliest opportunity.

Changes to  fixture dates

Changes may only be made if:

  1. Courts are unplayable – Should it be necessary to rearrange a match, then the hosts shall offer three alternative dates to their opponents as soon as possible. All changes of dates to be notified to the League Manager who will adjudicate in the event of disagreements.
  2. Unable to field a team – Should a team wish to postpone a fixture for this reason, it will only be permitted with the agreement of their opponents. The opponents are not obliged to agree to a postponement and may insist that the fixture be played on the agreed date. In which case, the team being unable to filed a full complement shall forfeit any parts of the fixture not played (losing those games to the maximum score).

Abandonment mid-match

In the event that the fixture has to be abandoned, it should be completed at a later date using the same players and replaying any games not completed.  If it is not possible to complete the match later with the same players, the entire match should be replayed.  If replay is not possible, the result shall stand based on the completed games in the abandoned match (and all other games in that match shall be recorded as draws).