chapter  16
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Prescription surface development: Lawn bowling greens, croquet lawns and tennis courts

Introduction Lawn bowls, croquet and tennis evolved in Europe to become important games in those countries where they are now played. Lawn bowls is a major sport in Britain, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa. In Australia there are 2218 bowling clubs with in excess of 354000 registered bowlers. Tennis is an old game and popular in Britain, Europe, New Zealand, South America, South Africa, the United States and Australia. Croquet is enjoyed world-wide despite not having the public profile of lawn bowls or tennis.