Peg out with Baden’s Champions Series Croquet Set

I have fond childhood memories of playing croquet at my summer home with my family,
including my parents, my grandparents, and my siblings. Regardless of rain or shine, sun or darkness, we could be found on the front lawn playing croquet or horseshoes. Now that I have a growing family of my own, I want to instill the same sense of happiness with the outdoors in my family. My baby girl may only be 6 weeks old, but finding the right outdoors games and activities is on my mind now more than ever. Baden’s Champions Series Croquet Set is the perfect addition to my collection of outdoor family games. Its high quality and durability will ensure that my family will have years of use yet the price isn’t hard on the bank account.

Croquet is a game played on lawns with lightweight equipment, 9 wickets, 2 stakes, and the course is layed out in a traditional double diamond shape. The wickets are metal or wire pieces that look like miniature arches and are located throughout the croquet course. You must move your ball along the course by hitting it through the various croquet wickets. You eventually win the game by being “pegged out” which means your balls hit the finishing stake. Other croquet equipment includes the mallets, balls, and flags.

The Champions Series Croquet Set includes 6 maple mallets with soft, rubber, color-coded grips that provide durability and precision play. There are 9 vinyl coated 7mm diameter heavy duty wickets, 2 end posts, and 6 resin colored balls. The durable, nylon, water-proof carrying bag holds the set for storage or travel and the inside pockets organize each item. The included rule-book explains court setup and gameplay.

After playing in the park and being transported back to childhood, I was very impressed with the quality of all the items in the set. My husband and I gave the set a good workout and all parts and pieces performed flawlessly. Nothing chipped or showed any wear. The padded mallets felt great and I don’t foresee getting the “rack callus” on my hands. As our family grows and barbecues, yard parties and birthday parties, and relaxing, outdoor evenings become a regular occurrence, Baden’s Champions Series Croquet Set will be part of our family.

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38 thoughts on “Peg out with Baden’s Champions Series Croquet Set

  1. I haven’t played croquet in so many years that I’m not even sure I would remember how to play. It was certainly one of my favorite childhood summer games, though!


  2. while growing up, I spent many a summer day/evening playing croquet in our backyard..It’s such a fun game..
    PS-I’m late but congrats on the birth of your little princess πŸ™‚


  3. We recently picked up a set. My wife and two youngest boys had a match the other night. I think when they first saw the set they were thinking it was more like polo. Yet, after explaining the game, we still had a good time, and no trips to the emergency room from high sticking!


  4. I just knew there was a reason my husband and I have been fussing over our one section of back yard lawn, when the rest has gone over to perennial beds and veggies: we are getting a croquet set! Thanks so much for this inspiring article.


  5. I have such great memories of playing croquet on my neighbor’s lawn, as a kid! It’s a great family game. Enjoy!
    — YUR


  6. I have great memories of croquet too. We had a wide, grassy front lawn which was perfect. Although you did have to dodge around the occasional bush or tree…who knew croquet could be an obstacle course???


  7. Our family played that game all the time when I was a kid. Lots of fun and laughs! I came on to see about your baby…I see you’ve had her! Congrats, Lesley! As I was scrolling down I was thinking of how much fun we’ve had with Bocci..and then the person above me posted that! Great game! You don’t have snow where you are…but we loved playing Fox and Geese in the snow. Cost: $0 !


  8. You wouldn’t think croquet would be an extreme sport but the way you write about it makes it seem exciting. Thanks for the like on my blog!
    Diana Bletter
    Author of the forthcoming memoir, The Mom Who Took Off On Her Motorcycle


  9. Still have our old set from many, many years ago!! Last time we played was about 9 years ago! Time to dig them out and dust them off! You’ve inspired me!!


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