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Name: Richard Black

Home club: Lancing

Other clubs or teams represented: Thorn EMI, Windsor and Eton (previously The Field), Jesters, Oxford University Peppers

Year I started playing: 1961

Favourite shot: Front court volley into the pepper

Favourite aspect of the game: Each game in a match is a new game, a chance to start again. Competitiveness but good sportsmanship.

Most memorable moment on a Fives court: Taking the reigning champions to five sets (thanks to my partner playing out of his skin!)

My playing style in no more than five words: Mostly steady, very occasionally inspired