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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.

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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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Paume Truths From Abroad

16/08/19: The second weekend in August means the World Cup of Paume Artignoscaise in the South of France and the regular team of Eton Fives players returned last weekend to take part for a third successive year.

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The Latest Trend In Stag Dos

08/04/19: Since Bernard Montgomery - later Field Marshal Earl Montgomery of Alamein - proposed to his future wife in the courts at Charterhouse in 1927, the links between Fives courts and matrimony have been few and far between.

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