The Eccentric Sport of Eton Fives

'Off the wall, in the pepper the Barbers cut the mustard'

David Hunn watches the eccentric sport of fives, enjoyed with enthusiasm at Eton 

Reproduced by kind permission of the Sunday Times, 17th April 1994

Eccentricity in sport reaches its extreme in real tennis, but Eton Fives runs it close. The noble college has sat just over the river from Windsor for more than 500 years, hatching oddities for the back pages.

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