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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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Eton Fives at Westway

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

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.

Old Citizens in Zuoz

Members of the Old Citizens Eton Fives Club, old boys of the City of London School, have been travelling to the Swiss Alps to play fives since the 1950s. The Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz is set in the striking scenery of the Engadine Valley in south-eastern Switzerland. The courts there were built in the early decades of the 20th century and the game was nurtured by an Englishman called Gordon Spencer, a master at the school.
Old Citizen David Cooper filmed two of the club's visits in 1961. These are slightly edited versions of those trips.

Rugby Fives National Doubles Final 2013

Defending Champions Grant & Tristao take on Brooks & Ellison in this nailbiting final.

Only the first game was filmed.

The action took place on the 7th April and Alleyn's School, Dulwich.

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.

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Under 25s Mens Final at Highgate 03/01/10: Robert Desmond & Laurie Brock vs Andrew Joyce & Mylo Scurr

Eton Fives - Abs Vs Roopdawg - 19.06.11

Bottom court match for jokes after ages!

Cameo from crow at around 8:30. The crow delves into my bag, and steals and opens a cereal bar. What a chief.

Eton Fives - Abs Vs Roopdawg 19.06.11 - 2


Warum England den Sport erfand - Dokumentation von NZZ Format (2004)

Grossbritannien ist eine verspielte Nation. Kein Wunder, dass hier die Wiege des modernen Sports zu finden ist. Fussball, Rugby, Tennis, Cricket, ja sogar Ski- und Bobfahren und allerhand andere körperliche Ertüchtigungen mehr wurden von viktorianischen Gentlemen erfunden. Oft ging es dabei darum, die zu verrohen drohenden Sitten von reichen genauso wie armen Jugendlichen in neue Bahnen zu lenken.
«Warum England den Sport erfand» verfolgt die Geschichte von Fussball und Squash von ihren noblen Ursprüngen in den Internaten zum Massensport von heute. Allerdings hat die britische Spielnatur nicht nur «gesunden» Sport hervorgebracht. Für viele Briten ist der Pub das einzige Sportzentrum, das sie je besuchen. Auch hier begibt sich »NZZ Format» auf die Suche nach dem grossen, britischen Sportlergeist.

Abonniere NZZ Format:


Links zur Sendung:

Eton College: Wall Game, Field Game, Eton Fives

zu Eton Fives:

Rackets, Squash:
Harrow School

Mike Corby, Vice President World Squash Foundation
Fitness Exchange

Peter Nicol

Real Tennis / Royal Tennis:

Hackney Marshes

Richard Holtan der De Montfort University

James Masters

Zu Table Skittles

Spiel-Geschichte, Regeln usw.

London Skittles

Sportmuseum Schweiz



Richard Holt
Institut Sports History and Culture
DeMontford University, Leicester

Rackets, Squash:
Harrow School
Kirsty Race, Communications Manager
5 High Street
Harrow on the Hill
Middlesex HA1 3HP

Mike Corby, Vice President World Squash Foundation
Fitness Exchange
Cottons Building
1 Tooley Street
London SE 1 2QN

Real Tennis / Royal Tennis:
Lesley Ronaldson
Hampton Court Place
Surrey KT8 9AU

London Skittles:
Guy Tunnicliffe
C/o Freemason’s Arms
Downshire Hill
London NW3 1NT

Shove Ha’penny:
Roger und Freeda Groves
«The Old Hermitage»
Hermitage Lane
Kent ME16 9NT

Aunt Sally:
Andy Beal
10 Sandy Lane
Blackbird Leys
Oxford OX4 6AW

Sportmuseum Schweiz
Max Triet, Direktor
Missionsstrasse 28
CH–4055 Basel
Tel. +41 61 261 12 21
Fax +41 61 261 12 47

Verein Wintersport-Museum Davos
Hans Morgenegg, Präsident
Promenade 43
CH–7260 Davos Dorf
Tel. +41 81 413 24 84

Dokumentationsbibliothek Davos
Promenade 88
CH–7270 Davos Platz
Tel. +41 81 413 08 26


Sport And The British
Richard Holt
Oxford University Press, Oxford

Playing The Game – Sport And British Society 1910 – 1945
Derek Birley
Manchester University Press, Manchester

Land Of Sport And Glory – Sport And British Society 1887 – 1910
Derek Birley
Manchester University Press, Manchester

A Social History Of Cricket
Derek Birley
Aurum Press, London

From Ritual To Record – The Nature Of Modern Sports
Allen Guttmann
Columbia University Press, New York/Guildford

Rugby Fives North West Open Singles Final, 2014

Join the action in Manchester as Will Ellison takes on James Toop in the NW 2014 final. James has never played this tournament before so his place in the final is all the more remarkable.
In the end Will's patience and power overcome James' tenacity, and the Wykehamist wins 11-6 11-6. This is the first time Will has won this tournament and it completes his full sweep of ALL regional titles.

The report can be found here:

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Under 25s Tournament at Highgate 03/01/10. Ladies Semi-Final - Charlotta Cooley & Anita Ganguly vs Annabel Griffiths & Karen Hird

Eton fives rally

Usally 2 vs 2; one on one classic eton fives rally, I win 12 - 9 (maroon shirt): no pepper used (I'm lazy and what)

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.

Scottish Open 2013 Rugby Fives Singles Final - Tristao vs Ellison

Daniel Tristao takes on Will Ellison in the 2013 Scottish Open final.

Eton Fives Kinnaird Cup Final 2010

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

Eton Fives: Ladies Championships

Mandie Clemmett & Emma Double vs Dom Redmond & Kerry White at the Ladies National Championships

Eton Fives Scholars & Rogues 2010

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

Eton Fives: Mens Under 25 Final 2011

Mens Under 25 Final 2011 at Eton: Andrew Joyce & Laurie Brock vs Ryan Perrie & Jeremy O'Neill



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