There are still many questions hanging over the immediate future of contact and indoor sports under COVID-19 restrictions.
While indoor disciplines are yet to be given a government green light, outdoor full contact activities are being eased back with passive non-conract training. There is not clear picture as to when any will get back into full swing.
It is a different scenario for others such as lawn bowls, tennis, golf and croquet - all sports where it is easy to maintain social distancing
Although full-on competitions still remain banned, players are gradually get back into action.
Ballarat croquet players continued their return at the Alexandra club rinks ar Prince of Wales Park on Saturday.
It was just soke fun, but those who braved cold, wet conditions were doing their best to brush up their skills are a long period of home-based self isolation.
A quirky condition for the return is that balls should be washed with mild detergent and water, as anything else might damage them.