Why not give snooker a shot?
Published on: 03 Dec 2015
A COMMITTEE member at the Page Club in Staple Hill is urging budding Ronnie O’Sullivans to give the sport of snooker a shot.
Rob Lancaster says when he joined the club in Page Road 20 years ago, droves of young people flocked there to practise their cue skills.
But since then many snooker clubs have closed as young people turn to electronic games and other sports for their fun.
Rob said: “When I joined the club 20 years ago many youngsters, including my sons, played there.
“Since then snooker has lost its overall popularity and many clubs have closed.
“However since the rise of Bristolian Judd Trump and other players, I think young people might be interested to know where they can try out the game.”
The club has a large snooker room (pictured) with five tables, which are all well maintained.
There is also a table tennis room, conference rooms, function hall and bar area with TV, pool table and dartboard. The club is open weekdays from 6.30-10.30pm.
Annual memberships are available with reduced rates for juniors and this allows access to most facilities.
If any young players would like to try the game, there are many senior players at the club who would be happy to help with advice.
To find out more, call the Page Club during opening hours on 956 6786.