Eton Fives

Eton Fives Kinnaird 2014 highlights

Selected Clips from the 2014 Kinnaird Cup final from the 'Overhead Camera' viewpoint. Thanks to Eton College for hosting the event.

Eton Fives

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What is Eton Fives?

In a time when sport is often all about money and big business, it is good to find a game which has barely changed since its creation, nearly two centuries ago.

The rules of fives are similar to squash apart from when the ball hits the buttress. If you fail to hit the ball above the ledge around the court, you lose the point. Like squash, you can only score when you’re serving.

Players wear padded leather gloves, since the ball is quite hard. It is only played as a doubles game - two teams of two players. It’s a game of honour and with no umpire or referee, the players must confess their own foul.
Not only is it an extremely fast game, but also one of great skill.

Unlike most other sports, it is thought left-handers have a sneaky advantage owing to the design of the court. Better still, the ambidextrous players have an advantage over both, since shots can be played with either hand.

Eton Fives at Westway

Eton Fives at the Westway Sports Centre, an introduction broadcast on National Television

Eton Fives Kinnaird Cup Final 2010

Matthew Wiseman and James Toop vs. Tom Dunbar and Peter Dunbar.

Cut return

How to return the cut in Eton fives by John Reynolds and demonstrated by Seb Cooley. Clips from national championships for the Kinnaird Cup feature Seb Cooley, Tom Dunbar, Pete Dunbar, James Toop, Matt Wiseman, George Campbell and Doug Foster.

Eton Fives Highgate Thursday night practice 250517

Eton Fives

Jon Ho + Ashley Lumbard VS Joe Marks + Emily Scoones

Adult language can be heard in this video, viewer discretion is advised.

Scholars and Rogues Eton Fives Tournament 2015

Eton Fives tournament at Berkhamsted School where a pupil and staff member pair up together.

Video created by James Morrison.

Eton Fives: Old Wulfrunians vs North Oxford

Spencer Chapman & Hugo Tobias of North Oxford against Greg Hammond & James Brazier of Old Wulfrunians in a friendly match at Wolverhampton 16/05/10

Eton Fives Kinnaird Cup

Kinnaird Cup quarter-final. John Reynolds & Doug Foster vs Ed Taylor and T Walters. 11 time former champion John Reynolds proves he's still got it!

Eton Fives Summer Superleague - Katona vs WHOREFC 1

The Westway Sports Centre Summer Superleague in action

Eton Fives Summer Superleague - Katona vs WHOREFC 2

The Westway Sports Centre Summer Superleague in action

Eton Fives: North Oxford v Old Stoics

Graham Pulsford & Chris Austin of North Oxford win match point against Mike Skjott & Aroop Bhattacharya of the Old Stoics in their first pair match in a Division 2 encounter at Eton on 07/04/13


Eton Fives Kinnaird Cup Final 2009 - High res clip of the first few points courtesy of the Eton Fives Association.

Eton Fives Scholars & Rogues 2010

Eton Fives tournament where a teacher pairs up with a school pupil.

Eton Fives: Midlands Tournament 2010

Midlands Tournament 2010 final at Repton: Ant Theodossi & Ryan Perrie vs Mark Yates & Sid Simmons

Eton Fives: Old Cholms Vs Old Olavians 1 17.10.10

Cholms pair 2 (Abhishek Bhattacharya and Guy Chapman) vs Olavians pair 2 (David Mew and George Campbell) at Eton College.

Berkhamsted Eton Fives Scholars & Rogues 2013

Eton Fives competition where a teacher and pupil pair up together.

Eton Fives: Barber Cup final second pair

Barber Cup Final second pair at Eton 21/02/10: Seb Cooley & Howard Wiseman of the Old Olavians against Tom Gerrard & Tom Cox of the Old Salopians

Eton Fives - Abs Vs Roopdawg at Highgate 04.01.2011 - Match 2

Second Bottom court match!