The Red Stick Croquet Club plays a variation of the game that’s far removed from the image of kids with mallets haphazardly knocking colored balls through wickets in the backyard.For members of the club, it’s a sport centered on thinking and it involves serious competition. Think games involving strategy, like chess, billiards and backgammon.
“To younger people, it looks dull. But once you get into the game, you will find it very interesting and very challenging,” said club President Carl Jarratt. “It’s not just shooting balls through wickets. It takes strategy.”