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Try Eton Fives

The University of Cambridge Sports Centre is pleased to offer in conjuction with the Cambridge Eton Fives Club the chance for you to try Eton Fives.

Eton Fives is a hand-ball game, played in a three-sided court. It is only played as "doubles" (i.e. by two teams of two players), there being no official "singles" version of the game. Players wear padded leather gloves, since the ball (which is slightly large than a golf-ball and made of rubber and cork) is quite hard. It is in the same sporting "family" as other hand ball games such as Rugby Fives, Winchester Fives, American Handball, Irish Handball, and the various Basque games, Pelota Vasca. (

The come and try sessions will run on Saturday mornings.

The sessions are open to anyone above the age of 18 and cost only £1 for non Cambridge Sport Members. If you are a Cambridge Sport member, the session is free!

Booking is not required so why not come along and try something new!

You can find out more information about Eton Fives by watching this video.

For questions about the Try Eton Fives sessions, please contact James Powley (Head Squash and Fives Coach) or Nick Preston (Cambridge Eton Fives Club)