The new Eton Fives courts were officially opened on 6 March by Mr Richard Barber, OBE, President of the Eton Fives Association. The building of these courts revives one of our traditional school sports. We now benefit from three covered and lit courts which can be used in all weathers. Students who enjoyed playing a few years ago on our old open air courts at Wormestall, are now in the Sixth Form. Some of them joined the opening ceremony, took the opportunity to play a few games and picked up some tips from the Eton Fives experts who were among the guests.
Eton Fives is very similar to squash, but the golf ball sized Fives ball is struck with gloved hands rather than a racket.