Learn to play croquet at Hayes Croquet Club

Jul 31, 2019 | Around Ottawa County | 0 comments

Break out the mallets and croquet balls and learn to play the timeless game at the Hayes Croquet Club at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums in Fremont.

People can learn to play croquet, a game popular during President Rutherford B. Hayes’ day, this summer at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums in Fremont.

The Croquet Club at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums has matches scheduled through October on the lawn of the historic Hayes Home and is looking for new members.

Non-members also are invited to play at any of the matches. There is a $5 fee for non-members to use Hayes Presidential Library & Museums’ equipment.

Croquet can be played with two or four players and involves using a mallet to drive balls through wickets. The first side to score seven points wins.

With a club membership, players can use the club’s equipment and Hayes Presidential Library & Museums’ courts, participate in all club events and receive a membership card and information packet. Courts must be reserved at the museum reception desk.

Annual memberships are $25 per person or $40 per couple. Members also are eligible to join the United States Croquet Association for $30 per person or $45 per couple. Members are not required to join the USCA to be a member of the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums’ Croquet Club. This year’s croquet matches are held Wednesdays at 6 p.m. on Aug. 14, Aug. 28, Sept. 4, Sept. 18 and Oct. 2; and Sundays at 2 p.m. on Aug. 4, Aug. 11, Aug. 25, Sept. 8, Sept. 22 and Sept. 29.  For information, contact Joan Eckermann at 419-332-2081, ext. 245, or jeckermann@rbhayes.org.

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