Rugby Fives Rugby Fives is a handball game, similar to squash, played in an enclosed court. It has similarities with Eton Fives, another type of Fives. The game is played as singles or doubles, the aim being to hit the ball above a "bar" across the front wall in such a way as the opposition cannot return it before a second bounce. Unlike Eton Fives, the court has a back wall. The dimensions of the court are 28 feet long and 18 feet wide. The ball is slightly larger than a golf ball, leather-coated and hard. Players wear leather padded gloves on both hands, with which they hit the ball. The court is slightly smaller than a squash court and the floor is concrete so that the ball will bounce.
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