Croquet’s fame as a game took a nose dive at an earlier period only for it to start again gaining popularity as it had before. It once made it to the Olympics as one of the games in the competition.Croquet’s fame as a game took a nose dive at an earlier period only for it to start again gaining popularity as it had before. It once made it to the Olympics as one of the games in the competition. The croquet set is , even at the moment , a game which is played professionally in competitions. On the other hand , it comes across as a luxurious or leisure activity as garden games that people play in their gardens. The croquet set game’s lack of active physical involvement has seen it incorporated as part of families’ pastimes. Whatever space is available can be used to play and that is a reason it is present among other family games.Both as competitive sport and as garden games , they began to get popular in the late eighteen hundreds. Croquet made it to the Olympic Games but was later dropped. This was due to the fact that countries could not agree on the rules. American croquet set associations played by different rules from what European associations played. This created some conflicts on how rules are to be applied , not at family games , but at the international level.The game left the high level sporting arena and was only left to be played along other garden games by small clubs and groups of the game’s followers. It was played in family games for recreation and in parks. Still in the recreational setting , croquet continued to have had affection of adherents. Croquet set societies and fan clubs were set up in the countries where it was actively played.By the nineteen seventies , croquet set began regain the ground it had lost. The game’s clubs in the United States decided to compete with each other and reached an agreement on official rules. Where garden games were played , the game was played competitively. Though family games could still be played , people now had the choice of visiting the local stadium to watch the play.With official rules in place and an association to govern playing games , the game went competitive again. Since the nineties we have seen the croquet set grow from a game played as garden games to being played by thousands of professional players especially in America. Along family games , local , national and international tournaments are often held.Family games are still widely played by many people who don’t know that the game has since gone professional. Playing games this way is due to the fact many have not been exposed to the game as a high performance sport. Where the game is played in organized leagues and tournaments , games are played in manicured pitches. The same can’t be said of garden games where grass is not necessarily trimmed. Family games are not guided by the same rules as in competitive games. Croquet set played in competitions has its own set of rules , incorporated with time. Croquet’s administration is overseen by an international body mandated with its running and it works with the games associations worldwide.