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Rugby Fives is a game that is fast, fun and great for fitness, and can be enjoyed by players of all standards. It is played in both the singles and the doubles formats in a four-sided court. Players – using leather gloves worn on both hands – aim to hit the ball above the bar running across the front wall, so that the opposition cannot return it before the second bounce.

 

A Fives ball is slightly larger than a golf ball, leather-covered and hard. The court is slightly smaller than a squash court and has a stone, rather than wooden, floor. The game is played in a court enclosed by four walls. The 'front' wall has a board of wood running across it at an even height from the floor.

 

Click to download the rules of the game
[PDF, 76KB]

 

CLUB LIST

 

This guide indicates the whereabouts of most Rugby and Winchester Fives courts currently in use in the United Kingdom. Winchester courts are similar to Rugby courts but with a buttress on the lefthand wall. We are aware of the existence of a number of other courts but they are not in current use, as far as we know.

 

The RFA would always be interested in receiving corrected and updated information about any of these sites or news of any others. Please contact the General Secretary.

 

Scotland
EdinburghMusselburgh

 

Northern England
DurhamFleetwoodGiggleswickHalifaxHeversham LeedsManchesterScarboroughSedberghSheffield

 

Midlands
BedfordBloxhamDenstoneDerbyKidderminster MalvernOundleOswestry RugbyStratford-upon-Avon

 

London
Barnes Catford CroydonDulwich Hampstead NorthwoodRoehamptonStoke NewingtonSurbiton

 

Eastern England
Cambridge

 

South East England
BradfieldEastbourne HorshamOxfordRadley Sutton Valence Tonbridge

 

South West England
BristolBrutonMarlboroughSherborneTavistockTivertonWinchester

 

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WHERE TO PLAY

 

To find your nearest club just click on the map below or use the regional list opposite. If you would like to play, get in touch with the named contact. You won't regret it.

 

 

It is emphasized that most of the courts are at schools and that permission should always be sought prior to play, except where regular sessions are indicated.

 

 

GOOGLE MAP

 

Alternatively, click on the link below to find a Google map of all the Rugby and Winchester Fives courts – and other Fives-related sites of interest – in the UK.

Rugby Fives Google Map