An Invitation To Play Fives In Hamburg

From Fion Pellacini

14/10/19: Dear Fives players,

I would like to invite you to come and have some great Eton Fives matches in Hamburg, Germany!

I am happy to announce that we have achieved the construction of a temporary but functional Eton Fives court “sculpture” in southern Hamburg, with the support of John Reynolds and other members of the Fives community. It’s located in the Hamburg-Harburg train station, above track 3&4, where it is part of an art exhibition which runs until November 10th.

There will be a series of workshops for German beginners, which is free to everyone, from Monday, October 28th until Friday, November 1st, from 7pm onwards each evening, with a final tournament for anybody who wants to take part on Saturday, November 2nd.

The workshops will be hosted by Hamburg-based fives player Curt Schmitt, who learned his fives in Switzerland and is now a teacher based in Hamburg.

We would be delighted to welcome as many English players as possible to the court – which is made mostly out of ply- and plaster board – to take part in games with newcomers. Perhaps we could see this as a reach-out to Britain at a time when, from our point of view, Great Britain seems to be drifting away from the rest of the European Continent.

There are many possibilities to join in, either
- playing on the court at any stage by appointment,
- or taking part in the workshops, each evening of the workshop week, October 28-November 1
- or playing in the tournament on Saturday, November 2.
We are happy about every participant, temporarily or continuously joining the workshop, or visitors who are coming for a flying visit!

Location: The court is located at Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hannoversche Str. 85, über Gleis 3 & 4, 21079 Hamburg

At the time of writing, return flights from London to Hamburg for that week are as low as £43.
This is a link to possible flights 

The average journey time by train between Hamburg Airport and Hamburg-Harburg is 43 minutes, with around 110 trains per day. There is one change necessary.

Accommodation: Please contact me if you need advice on this.

Please come and experience fives in a German art gallery! If you are interested, please contact me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Details of the art exhibition are here

Let’s play!

Fion Pellacini