Croquet Playing Seniors Take Over Green

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The mallets were out and all bets were off as a dozen or so seniors played croquet on the Green during lunch on Tuesday.

Senior George Baier came up with the idea to play croquet during lunch when he saw people playing during a passing period, “while going from Physics to the bathroom across the Green because the D-wing bathrooms were locked.”

He was pleased with the game and said “it was great, we had two games going and everyone dressed nicely” for the occasion. The purpose of the game was, “just to have fun.”

Fellow croquet player and senior Connor Mesec said future sessions might include a George Foreman Grill and “cooking up some bacon, some paninis.”

If nothing else, Mesec says, “Maybe we’ll bring three sets next time.”

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12 Responses to “Croquet Playing Seniors Take Over Green”

  1. Virsies on November 26th, 2012 5:19 pm

    Wow! This sounds like such a fun idea! It’s a nice opportunity for people to play a sport that there aren’t many opportunities to play. It’s also nice that there’s no stress of competition.

  2. Nicky H on November 27th, 2012 6:01 pm

    I’m loving the classiness that this group is adding to Menlo-Atherton. When I first saw the croquet game, I wondered if it was some sort of demonstration by the Donut Club, because many of its members and/or leaders were present. I’m glad this article sorted out the reasoning.

  3. Zoe Pacalin on November 27th, 2012 7:08 pm

    Opportunistic usage of lunch on the green! Always can rely on the seniors to think of some creative possibilities.

  4. bwiener on November 27th, 2012 7:51 pm

    As one of the seniors who played croquet that day, I must say that this was one of the most lovely lunch periods I have ever spent during my time at M-A.

  5. mrichardson on November 27th, 2012 8:19 pm

    yeah, way to do your thing, don’t let social norms stop you!

  6. egrose on November 28th, 2012 6:36 pm

    What an entertaining and fun way to spend a lunch period! It’s great that M-A students are branching out to new activities.

  7. Nolan Martin on November 29th, 2012 7:50 pm

    I loved the spontaneity of this idea and was happy to participate in the impromptu croquet. It truly is incredible to see what human creativity is capable of when exposed to a locked bathroom.

  8. Will Hanley on December 3rd, 2012 12:15 am

    I missed it. This sounds like a really clever idea. Maybe we can get other “gentlemen sports” out on the green as well. I’m thinking cricket maybe?

  9. David Schmitt on December 3rd, 2012 4:01 pm

    I smell a new club

  10. amacfarlane on December 4th, 2012 7:33 pm

    Tom Liggett. Attire. There need not be a more perfect creation.

  11. Robbie Gordan on December 7th, 2012 3:59 pm

    M-A needs to have a croquet team.

  12. adeal on December 14th, 2012 3:49 pm

    Legitimately though, I think we should make green croquet a regular event. It was hilarious.

Croquet Playing Seniors Take Over Green