Sycamore Leisure, the company set up by Richard Searle, the former managing director of Rileys, Georgica's pool club chain, has launched the first in a new chain of clubs called Racks.

The site, in Luton, is the first of four pool clubs planned for the chain.

The clubs, which will offer English and American pool, a bar and a pizza kitchen, are targeted at a younger market than traditional pool halls are and aim to attract men and women