What you'll do
Depending on the number of participants from two to eight, the first hour will be for instruction and practice on the six-wicket, 5,000 sq. ft. croquet court. Then, doubles teams will compete in a croquet tournament (singles, if only two) in time-limited games (30 -45 minutes) playing by the official rules to determine a winner. Children, teens, and adults can all learn and compete equally. During the tournament refreshments will be served that will include wine and cheese, water and ice tea. Although, most people have played the 9-wicket version of croquet in their backyard using the toy store/amateur equipment, no experience is necessary to have fun and play using our professional equipment.
I am a world-class tournament croquet player who has been competing in tournaments for 35 years, including the first Croquet World Championship in London in 1989. I was one of five Americans chosen to represent the United States. I have (perhaps) the only private croquet greensward in Los Angeles. In my professional career I have been a film and television executive and producer (Stealing Sinatra, Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl) and have taught filmmaking and film studies at two universities as well as serving as department chair and dean of a small college.
Beer, wine, soft drinks and cheese and crackers will be provided. This can be adjusted to suit particular groups.
Where you'll be
The croquet court resides on a very private one-acre compound in the Verdugo Hills in Burbank. There is a 40 foot Redwood deck that overlooks the court where participants can sit, eat, drink and rest between games. The main house will be accessible for restrooms (and cooling if hot). Besides the court, there are many places on the property to relax under big shade trees.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests aged 18 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Flat sole shoes, sun screen and hat. Light colored clothes or whites. Lots of sun.
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