RESIDENTS have expressed their excitement about a new snooker club coming to Reading.

After an absence of three years, it has been confirmed that snooker fans will once again have a place in the town to play snooker, pool and darts at Richfield Avenue centre.

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Facebook comments posted on the story show locals' mood towards the prospect of having a central place to finally be able to take part in such activities.

Victoria Cox said: "Can't wait - there will eventually be something to do in Reading, have missed playing pool," while Tony Woodward said: "Great news."

Angela Burgess said "At last".

Mike Hall commented: "I need to go!"

Comments reflect the gap in the town for a place to play snooker, with the closest at the moment being in Newbury.

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Many tagged friends on the post to plan trips once the club opens next month.

Some have said: "We now have to start going again!"

The official opening of the club will be on January 4, when professional snooker player Ronnie O'Sullivan will play a special exhibition against local players.

Cameron Macken tagged a friend saying: "Fancy meeting Ronnie?"

The club is certainly generating a lot of interest, and is set to be a popular place when it opens for business.