Come Join a Nationally Recognized Croquet Club

Welcome to West River Wickets. Competitive croquet is a whole new ballgame. Forget your father's nine backyard hoops. Substitute six metal wickets with limited clearance either side of the ball. Introduce a strategy that is part golf, part pool and part chess. That in a nutshell is six-wicket croquet. Golf croquet is a simplified variant of the game. Together, they have made croquet one of the fastest growing sports in America. It is a fun sport for all ages -- for young and old, men and women and players of all capabilities.


If you think you have the temperament to step up to the wicket, we’ll arrange a simple introduction to the game.


West River Wickets is holding free introduction to croquet sessions for members and beginners on Saturdays, at Hal's lawn, 246 Mill Swamp Road, Edgewater, MD 21037 from 10 am (weather permitting).  Players receive basic instruction on using a mallet, striking the ball and making wickets. Games of golf croquet, one of the most popular forms of the game, follow. Call Jay Graham 443 850-6520 . Bring your friends!




The club began in a back yard in Galesville in 2005. It now has three lawns and practices are held seven days a week. Members regularly play in regional and national tournaments and an impressive array of trophies is testament to their prowess in United States Croquet Association sanctioned events. In 2016, the club won the USCA National Club Teams Championship in West Palm Beach, Florida. In 2017, with a smaller team, the club placed first in the second division of the tournament. 


For more information, click on ‘Membership’ in the panel on the left.


West River Wickets and Ginger Cove Croquet Club hosted the sixth annual Maryland Senior Olympics in September. Players from Maryland, Virginia and New York took part. Above (left to right) A Flight finalists: Lee Jorde (WRW), Rodney Calver (WRW), Christine Smith (Florida) and Dick Laging (Rochester, New York). Below B Flight finalists (l to r): Linda Bowers (Rochester), John Rice (WRW), Cynthia Chess (WRW) and Peter Bowers (Rochester).


For details click on Maryland Senior Olympics 2018 button on left

For West River hats, shirts and other croquet apparel, visit: Marty's Bag Works, 2824 Solomons Island Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037