HEIGHT Selecting the right mallet heights is dependent upon several factors.
  • Player height - Simply put, the taller the player, the taller the mallet. That sounds simple enough but doesn't determine a specific height, but rather, a range. For example: at 6' tall, you may fit a 36" - 38" OR you may need something altogether different, based on other criteria.
  • Grip - The 3 commonly used gripping positions are the Standard grip, Irish grip and the Solomon grip. Each of these can influence mallet height.
  • Stance - Some players prefer to bend over when shooting while others have adopted an upright posture. This too, will have an effect on mallet heights.
Before deciding on a mallet height, new players should try out a range of mallet heights in order to decide which is most comfortable.

  WEIGHT Physically stronger players can play better with a lighter mallet. Conversely, if you are not, a heavier mallet will help you accomplish longer shots. The downside to a heavy mallet is that certain shots, such as stop shots, are more difficult to control.

Mallets designed for use with the tournament balls, weighing 16 oz, should not  be used to hit lighter weight balls made for recreational play. By the same token, lighter mallets will suffer premature wear and possible breakage if paired with the heavier tournament balls.
There is no regulation dictating the size of a mallet head, although if it is longer than 9", it must have marks clearly showing the 9" distance from each striking face. This is to position a ball that has crossed the boundary in a USCA-rules game.

Longer heads distribute more of the head's weight further from shaft. This results in greater stability. This benefit, however, comes at a price. Longer heads create a need to change one's swing as a longer head is more likely to make a divot if not swung correctly. Longer heads must also be smaller in their cross-section (face size) so they don't add more weight to the mallet. This smaller face size is better suited to lower handicap players who consistently hit the center of the mallet face.
American white ash is the typical choice of shaft for this mallet. The overall mallet weights are precision-weighted to match these shafts. Ash is an ideal wood for croquet mallets thanks to its long grain structure and natural bond between fibers. The shaft's octagonal upper section is designed to comfortably and securely fit the player's hand. This is usually wrapped in our cushion grip, available in your choice of colors (see below). The lower section is lathe-turned to a diameter that provides the optimum torsional strength .

Aluminum would suit those looking for a slightly heavier mallet, the high-performance aluminum shaft adds about 4 ounces. The brass Taperlock aides in lowering the center of gravity, allowing for more controlled power .The upper section of the aluminum is sandwiched by an octagonal wood grip section and wrapped in our cushion grip in your choice of colors (see below). The lower section is fitted with a black neoprene grip, providing a firm hold for controlled roll shots.
Grips are a matter of personal preference. Most players like to have some cushioning between their hands and the mallet. For those players, we offer you a selection of colors to chose from. The grip covers about 15" of the upper section of the shaft.

Engraving sample  
Tan grip   Blue/Black grip Red/Yellow grip
  ENGRAVING Add a personal touch to your new mallet with a laser engraved head. Thanks to computer technology, you can let your imagination soar with what we can engrave on the side of any square mallet head. Add your name, initials, perhaps a club logo or a tournament name. 

Laser engraved purpleheart head