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The Venerable Sport of Croquet

July 14, 2018

Croquet has been a Waterville Valley tradition since 1881. The 2018 season is underway on Sunday afternoons through Labor Day weekend.

The croquet court is located at the foot of Greeley Hill Road – adjacent to the tennis courts and across the street from the golf course – and offers exceptional mountain views.

A little bit of history:  the croquet court was constructed atop the old community swimming pool.

The WVAIA – Waterville Valley’s outdoor club – has sponsored and hosted croquet for as long as I can remember. 

The course is set-up by 2:45 p.m. for practices and the games begin promptly at 3 p.m. and end at 5 p.m. All are invited to participate. You don’t need to bring any equipment and attire is casual (although everyone wears traditional whites for the Labor Day championship tournament). 

If you wish, bring a beverage of your choice for personal use and a snack to share.

>> Learn more about WVAIA

Croquet a tradition at Waterville Valley since 1881

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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