The Eton Wall Game | Trans World Sport
In 2006 we went to find out more about this traditional game played within the walls of Eton College.
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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 Wall Game
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London Open 2015 Singles Final - Tristao vs Ellison
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Rugby Fives National Singles Final 2013 - Tristao vs. Ellison
For the first time in 6 year we have Rugby Fives National Final without James Toop. Tristao vs. Ellison.
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He is the first Old Pauline to win since the great John Easy in 1969.
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Tremendous shots, clever play, tireless retrieval and pushing to the very limits of endurance are just some of the traits on offer for anyone who can stomach this match. Sadly the battery cut out at the business end of the third so the creatives among you can simply make the ending up.
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Rugby Fives London Open 2016 - Highlights
The epic highlights of the London Open 2016 Rugby Fives Final in which Dan Tristao conquered Will Ellison after this monumental rally.
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