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Game, Set and Match to Reading

Reading town centre

When I first set up OrangeGrove nearly 9 years ago, it was from a desk in the corner of my bedroom in a lovely little house in Henley.

At the time I couldn’t possibly imagine living anywhere but Henley. I had a fondness for it having grown up there, attended school there and experienced many glorious Regattas there!

But then life took me to Reading and I brought the business with me. Previously I had only considered the drawbacks of living in such a big town. You know, the hundreds of cars, traffic jams etc etc. But having lived here for 6 years now, I would find it very hard to leave. Obviously, Reading as a bigger city has much more to offer business owners, which I’ll cover in a separate post soon, but if I’m honest, one of the main attractions for me is how well Reading is set up for tennis fans like me.

I’m into tennis. Big time. Playing it and watching it. So I was ecstatic to find out that Reading has quite a few tennis clubs to choose between. Caversham LTA is a fantastic club that has two indoor courts in the winter. Caversham Park tennis club is a buzzing tennis community where I’ve enjoyed many a Cardio tennis session. Then we have the TennisPark at the University of Reading which recently has had a whole load of investment to build 3 heated indoor courts and update their outdoor courts too.

I’m passionate about getting children involved in tennis from a young age – it taught me so much. So when my daughter gets old enough, I’m hoping she’ll show an interest, as all the clubs have superb fun sessions for children like her.

Following on from this, I’m also looking into ways that OrangeGrove can support kid’s tennis in our local Reading community, as getting children outdoors and active, no matter what the weather, can only be a positive thing.

If anyone has any ideas, please contact me directly on louisa@orangegrovedesigns.co.uk

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