Miscellaneous Items index

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Former Courts

Below is a list of former Eton Fives courts in the UK and around the world. Do CONTACT US if you have any additional information.

CLICK HERE to see a map of existing courts

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Fives Meets Fashion

31/08/21: Fives and fashion have not necessarily been closely linked...until now.

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A Fives Song (1902)

Currently unable to get on court, a group of musical Fives players - led by Nic Walker - have turned their gloved hand instead to resurrecting "A Fives Song", composed in 1902 but incomprehensibly neglected ever since.

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Fives on Test Match Special

14/08/20: Eton Fives featured on today's Test Match Special broadcast with Phil Tufnell (Old Cholmeleian) and Jonathan Agnew (Old Uppinghamian) explaining the game to Michael Vaughan and extolling its virtues during a break for bad light.

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Michael Portillo Plays Fives At Malay College

20/02/20: Filmed last year, the episode of Michael Portillo's "Great Asian Railway Journeys" featuring Eton Fives at Malay College aired on the BBC last weekend.

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Nether Say Nether Again...

Tom Griffiths reports:

16/12/19: Benjamin (15), James (13), Joshua (9) and dad Tom Griffiths (age unspecified) have invented Nether Fives, a version of Eton Fives.

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The Oldest Fives Film Footage?

John Reynolds reports:

02/12/19: This dates from 1937, and is of Fives being played at the Institut Montana in Zugerberg in Switzerland.

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The Hamburg Fives Experience

John Reynolds reports:

12/11/19: The temporary fives court in Hamburg has hosted a tournament for 22 players, won by English visitor Karen Hird and her Australian neophyte partner Harry Thring.

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Fives As Art In Germany

John Reynolds reports:

26/09/19: Artists in Germany have created a life-size and functional but temporary Eton Fives court for an exhibition.

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