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The Mental Game

Arlene Parker  | Published on 4/15/2020

Hello Everyone: In thinking about croquet – yearning actually, I decided to spend some time working on my ‘inner game’. I found a few sources online to share and they are listed below. What I would like to know from our best players is: what do you do to prepare for a game? Are there any specific things you do during a game to stay focused? Have you read a great book or article about this topic? Send them to me and I will post them.

 

Oxfordcroquet.com is the premier source for everything croquet. On the ‘Whats New’ page you can find a huge variety of articles submitted by croquet players around the world – do you want to know how to measure lawn speed? There is an excellent article written by Canada’s Louis Nel here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV_4Gs_rpY0This article is not about croquet psychology, it just demonstrates that the info on oxfordcroquet.com is comprehensive, varied and that Canada’s experts are contributors.  

 

A pamphlet entitled “The Mental Approach” can be found here: http://www.oxfordcroquet.com/coach/riches/mental/index.asp

 

According to Wikipedia, Reg Bamford has dominated world croquet. There is a long list of his croquet accomplishments. Reg made a You Tube video on the mental game. Its long but fascinating. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw_jiBpnCug

 

Finally, I found this You Tube video on neurofeedback training. One of the participants advised that his stroke improved after 10 mins of training. Since I am a fan of instant gratification, this caught my attention.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV_4Gs_rpY0

 

However, being a realist, I know that hard work makes the difference. Therefore, I turned to the

10 Commandments of Practice  

http://www.azcroquet.org/croquet/coaching/TheTenCommandmentsOfPractice.htm

Stay well, my friends.

 

Arlene