Croquet is a physical game that involves using a mallet to hit balls through hoops embedded in a grass court. Players attempt to hit their wooden balls along the ground through hoops (called “wickets”) in the correct sequence, finishing by hitting an upright wooden peg. In North America, croquet is commonly played with either six or nine wickets positioned in a set sequence in the court. While a full size court measures 32m by 26.6m, recreational games are frequently played on outdoor surfaces of diverse sizes at parks, beaches, or in backyards. The game may be played in singles (one player vs. one player) or doubles (two teams of two players).
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North Toronto Croquet Club; Lawrence Park Lawn Bowling and Croquet Club; Toronto Cricket Club
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Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens2901 Yonge StNorth York, ON M4N 3N8http://www1.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/193/index.htm
Ward's Island Recreation Association20 Withrow StreetToronto, ON M5J 2C4
Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club141 Wilson AvenueToronto, ON M5M 3A3
Sunnybrook Park1132 Leslie StToronto, ON M3C 3L7http://www1.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/28/index.htm
High Park1873 Bloor St WEtobicoke York, ON M6R 2Z3http://www1.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/77/index.htm
Toronto Hunt1355 Kingston RoadToronto, ON M1N 1R1
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