The National Croquet Center has expanded the 2019 Palm Beach County Summer Golf Croquet League, increasing the event’s capacity from 96 teams to 144 teams.
Summer league play is on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings running for five weeks starting Monday, July 8. Players will be organized into championship, amateur and beginner blocks. Playoffs between the block winners from all three evenings will be on the final night, Wednesday, Aug. 13, and will be followed by a celebratory lobster dinner and awards ceremony.
The summer croquet league, started in 2009, is the easiest version of croquet to learn and to play. Beneath the eye-pleasing white attire and civilized demeanor, the competition is friendly yet fierce. The league attracts players from all over Palm Beach County to compete in the summer doubles tournament.
One-time entry registration fees (including instruction, practice sessions and use of mallets) are as follows: teams with two players are $45 per player, teams with three players are $40 per player and teams with four players are $35 per player.
Complimentary instruction and practice sessions will be offered from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, June 18, June 25 and July 2 for new entrants and competitors who have played less than three years in the league.
The National Croquet Center is located at 700 Florida Mango Road in West Palm Beach. For info., call (561) 478-2300, ext. 3, or visit www.croquetnational.com.