• Where we play:
    Wednesdays: Baxter Road (map)
    Parks Patrol (if it's locked, or dogs on court): 020 7527 2000
    Anti Social Behaviour Number (alternative if there are dogs on court): 020 7527 7272
    Contacts to clean the court:
    Dave Bamford at Islington Council Parks Team.

    The number is in LPC here: http://www.lfgss.com/conversations/28016­1/

  • I'm down to play more for sure

    I also need to learn how to make mallets, maybe we could have a mallet session at some point?

    Are the balls just field hockey balls? I'll try and get some if so

  • JOL's court should be good, I walk past it every day when i'm walking my dog. I've never seen it in use...

  • Sounds good! And yea, street hockey balls.

  • I'm in. £15 will get a set of croquet mallets ...


    Not sure they'll last the distance but i'll order them if we've enough folk to give it a go.

  • Wood mallets are heavy and the shafts break easily. I went through a dozen of them before going the ski pole route.
    They were cheap broomstick handles though...

    Is there a difference between street hockey balls and field hockey balls?

    *yep, google shows they are indeed different. I suppose either would work.

  • i've played two games, lost one, won one, ive got an itchy polo hand. I assume you can make them outta golf clubs too? i'll keep my eye out for tubeing.

  • we have mallets in dalston and enough pipe to make another 12 or so...

  • Nice one! So do people like the idea of a floating game? Or should we set a day?

  • i'm in mike and wooden mallets RULE !!

  • Floating is good, count me in. I can even bring my own mallet.

  • Floating is good, count me in. I can even bring my own mallet.

    you got a spare...;)



  • Only if Emily will let you use hers.

  • We have enough mallets, now who has balls?

  • I'll find out where seb bought his from.

  • i'll pick up one for next week mike has, i'm sure, a few

  • yeah sounds good

  • the sports shop on stoke newington high street had loads of hockey balls at about £1.99 each.
    we have a few here...

  • when is that?

  • Cheers SBB

  • when is that?


  • I should a polo bike by the end of 2moro, so I'll be up for this - no mallet tho.

  • Lets play right now!

    (Just need to finish the bike.)

  • I don't understand why there is a debate about mallet at this point..? hasn't everyone been to Brick Lane Polo yet and seen what the standard is? Nothing against wood mallets but they are a bit dangerous for other users because of the weight.
    When is that northeast polo thing supposed to happen? Could it be good for the Saturday games (http://www.londonfgss.com/thread5640.htm­l) I suggested a while back?

  • I don't get this heavy wood mallet thing. If you make a mallet out of seasoned oak it will be heavy but if you make it out of pine it will be light. Different woods different properties just like any other material.

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