Croquet is an increasingly popular sport in the United States, and the Mission Hills Croquet Club is one of the biggest and best croquet clubs in the world. We attract a growing number of national and international tournaments.
The United States Croquet Association recently announced the recipients of its annual awards and we are proud to share that the USCA has designated us as USA Croquet Club of the Year.
But, the recognition doesn’t stop there. Our very own Blake Fields has been named Jr. Player of the year! And the Fields family has been recognized as the USCA’s Family of the Year in honor of their three generations of croquet players. And finally, Member Leo Nikor was selected to receive a USCA Service Award for his commitment to tirelessly maintaining our club website.
The Mission Hills Board of Governors has stated that these awards are instrumental in calling attention to the prominence of our Members and facilities. And we agree, we are all proud to be Members of such a well-run and dedicated Croquet Club.
For people unfamiliar with the game, croquet at Mission Hills is not what you played in your backyard as a youngster. The six-wicket croquet games played here, derived from the 160-year-old British sport, which is more challenging/interesting than you might think. Mission Hills Croquet Club offers introductory classes, clinics, practice games and tournaments that pair beginners with more experienced players to help new players learn the game.
Members of the Mission Hills Country Club at the tennis level (or higher) are invited to join the Croquet Club. The next time you’re talking to a Mission Hills neighbor or a Coachella Valley friend, mention our notoriety! Maybe they'll want to explore opportunities to enjoy croquet with us.
The Mission Hills Croquet Club is only one of a handful of clubs in the U.S. and Canada that has a teaching professional, Wayne Davies. As one of the world’s top players, Wayne is at Mission Hills from November through April and conducts clinics that teach you the game, as well as offering private lessons.
The Croquet Club also offers an ambitious schedule of local, national and international tournaments each season, and you can play in as many of these contests as you like. Friendly competition is at the heart of the Croquet Club.
Contact us to find out more about the Croquet Club.