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The Oratory Sports Centre

The Oratory Sports Centre consists of a 25m swimming pool, a Real Tennis court, 3 squash courts, and a 9 hole golf course. As well as an indoor sports hall and an upstairs function room.


The Oratory Sports Centre is home to one of just 26 real tennis courts in the country. Real tennis is the original racquet sport from which the modern game of lawn tennis was born.


Real Tennis is played in an asymmetrical court which contains many unusual features. These include sloping roofs, openings (galleries) in the walls and a main wall which has a kink in it (tambour). The game is played with racquets made of wood and hand-made balls. The game uses a scoring system similar to that of “lawn tennis” with the addition of a “chase”.


Social Play

Head Professional, Marc Seigneur organize the club’s day to day programme. While members can book the court for their own games, the Marc is on hand should you need help finding an suitable a opponent.



Marc is available to give individual, hour-long lessons and will enable you to develop your real tennis game.


Competitive Tennis

A wide range of tournaments are available to suit all playing standards. Also, Marc is always happy to help you find a suitable opponent or competition.



New members are always welcome at The Oratory Sports Centre. So, why not give the professionals a call and arrange a lesson to try the game.

Outdoor Courts: 0

Indoor Courts: 1


  • Changing Rooms
Woodcote, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 0PJ
01491 683500

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