By Sean Poulter Consumer Affairs Editor For The Daily Mail
Published: 00:01 BST, 1 May 2021 | Updated: 00:06 BST, 1 May 2021
The game of croquet is making a remarkable comeback as an ideal sport for the pandemic.
Clubs across the country have seen the number of new members signing up for beginners courses double.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
And these devotees are a long way from the Jeeves and Wooster types who might have enjoyed cucumber sandwiches and Pimm’s on the lawn.
For while traditionally most players are over 50, these recruits include Brownie groups, teenagers and students, while both men and women are competing on an equal footing.
The game of croquet is making a remarkable comeback as an ideal sport for the pandemic (stock image)
Fans include Pippa Middleton, who wrote a short guide to the game, and in the past celebrities from Snoop Dogg to George Clooney and Brad Pitt have been seen wielding mallets.
And chiefs at governing body The Croquet Association argue it is the perfect pandemic sport.
Spokesman Eugene Chang, one of Britain’s elite players, said: ‘It’s accessible to all ages, and it’s extremely easy to social distance.
‘A number of our clubs have reported over