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Stop, Croquet and listen

8 July 2016

Hammer-Time 

Hammer Time is a unique combination of croquet, dance, food and fun – and it’s proving enormously popular.

The award-winning initiative was first introduced to a few of Adelaide’s inner-city croquet clubs two years ago, and due to popular demand it is back for another season.

The Friday-night phenomenon is fun for all, featuring a beginner friendly condensed version of the game, plus drinks, fine food, prizes and even hip hop demonstrations during breaks!

All equipment is supplied, and coaching is at hand for newbies.

While the focus is on fun, it is also proving to be a great way of getting people interested in more traditional forms of the sport, helping local clubs to raise valuable funds.

Following the success of the temporary Royal Croquet Club in Victoria Square through the Fringe, Croquet SA is luring new players to the game. From families, to 20-somethings, through to the more senior crowd – all are becoming heroes in their own Hammer Time.

In the last year more than 100 people have transitioned from casual social games, into regular club activities, and more clubs across the state are getting involved.

The Office for Recreation and Sport has been a strong supporter of Hammer Time, providing Croquet SA $60,000 funding over three years under its Sport and Recreation Development and Inclusion Program, with the third and final year of the grant just started.

For more information check out the Croquet SA website.