The History Of Garden Games.
Our Guide to the History of Backyard, Garden & outdoor Games
The History of Garden Games begun with Croquet. Giant garden Games did not start Until much later. John Jaques the II ( second generation Jaques of London) won a place in sporting history and a Gold Medal for introducing Croquet into England at the Great Exhibition in 1851. This Then Started The Wimbeldon Croquet Club. Wimbeldon then started to also offer another new activity some 20 years later - lawn tennis.
At Wimbledon in England Jaques Garden games history continued as lawn tennis was edging out croquet and by 1882, the All England Croquet Club had become the All England Lawn Tennis Club. And although croquet would regain its popularity, even have its name restored (in 1899) to the current All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, active sports were relentlessly replacing more gentle ones. Parlour games, too, were declining in favor of outdoor pursuits such as Jaques Croquet - the superb Jaques Garden Game. A game that can also be enjoyed in a backyard.
JJ III grasped the new mood enthusiastically and began to shift the emphasis of John Jaques into entirely new arenas, initiating and extending the production of sports equipment for cricket, tennis, soccer, hockey, badminton and archery. For it was he who invented the oversize Tennis Racket
As Jaques of London grew so did the range of Garden Games. Jaques ventured into many games and really started to gain momentum when they started making Giant Garden Games in the 1990's.
Jaques' range Giant traditional Garden Games are now very extensive. The Range of garden games goes from Tennis rebound to giant outdoor snakes and ladders - another Jaques invention!
So this brings us up to the modern day. A complete and unmatched selection of garden games, all full available in the Superb Jaques online store.