Fives

Fives at Mill Hill is one of the oldest recorded games, dating back to 1873. Fives is a unique sport and one of the few that allow girls to compete with boys.

It is played over the Michaelmas and Lent terms culminating in the national championships held in March. All age groups are represented and Mill Hill has been highly successful over the last few years. The game requires good hand-eye coordination, quick reactions, and agility; it is of considerable benefit to other sports such as hockey and cricket. It is introduced to pupils as young as Year 3 at our prep school, Belmont, and then followed through all the way to Senior Under 18 level with all age groups playing representative matches.

Mill Hill plays on three excellent courts built in 2007 with coaching sessions during games and activities by a professional coach. The school has a strong fixture list with regular matches against Eton, Harrow, Westminster and Highgate with around 25 fixtures played across the year. A key part of the Fives philosophy is that players wish to continue playing after leaving school; this is aided by strong links with the Old Millhillians Fives club that currently runs teams in both division 1 and 2 of the national league.