Encyclopedia > Fives

  Article Content


Fives is a hand-ball game played as singles or doubles in a small walled court, in which the object is to force the other team to fail to hit the ball off the walls. The players wear padded leather gloves as the ball is quite hard.

Rugby Fives has rules quite similar to those of squash, although the court is slightly smaller. Eton Fives has a more complex variation and some specific court features or 'hazards'.

Fives is not the same as Long Fives, which is played in a real tennis court.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article

... Robbery, by Siegmund Lubin[?] (a remake of the 1903 classic...) The giant French film company Pathé Freres[?] opens offices in Brussels, Belgium, New York City and ...

This page was created in 38.4 ms