There is a wide variety of strokes and tactics in croquet, which can take some time to master.
Handicap: A handicap system is therefore used, as in golf, to ensure fun between players of differing experience.
Clothing: white clothes are de rigueur, except for beginners, who merely need flat-soled shoes.
Equipment: is usually provided by a club, although players may later wish to buy their own.
Time: the duration of a game is not normally limited other than in tournaments.
Weather: Rain rarely puts a stop to play, unless it forms standing pools that affect the run of the ball.
Cost: croquet is a cheap sport to take up , as there is little equipment and club fees are usually a fraction of those in golf.