Croquet is a form of sport in which a player hits plastic or wooden balls with mallets through hoops (also called wickets) implanted in a playing field. When playing croquet, the goal is to pass a ball through all hoops. There are few variations of croquet: Association Croquet (also known as International Rules), American Rules Croquet (American Six-Wicket Croquet), Nine-Wicket Croquet, Garden Croquet, Golf Croquet and few other varieties.
A croquet ball is 9.2 cm in diameter and weighs one pound. A croquet mallet weighs about 3 pounds. Depending on the skill and speed of the players and the variation of croquet, a game may last 1- 4 hours.
*See “Energy Systems” under the section of “Sports Nutrition”.
**See “Carbohydrate Loading” under the section of “Sports Nutrition”.
***Your body weight and body metabolism are important elements affecting the average calories you burn during any physical activities. This is the average amount of calories burned by a person with a body weight of 155 Ibs (70 Kg) within one hour of this sport.
For the “energy paths” of this sport, see the “energy map” below.