The History of Eton Fives

This is the first ever history of the game that an Eton master once described as “the most valuable contribution ever made by the school to the well-being of mankind”.


Eton fives began by boys knocking a ball against the side of the College Chapel; it has developed into a game of speed, athleticism and skill played by girls and boys, men and women. The authors have both been keen players, coaches and students of the game, which has found its way from the original public schools into many strange and unexpected parts of the world Thoroughly researched, pleasingly recounted and attractively presented with over 200 illustrations, the book is published in colour throughout. An appendix lists the names, with short notes, of the champion players and many coaches and administrators.


ISBN 978-1-899163-98-4 - Casebound 270 x 195 mm 192 pages

A HISTORY OF ETON FIVES at £25 each + £5 p & p UK


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