Business of the week: Barnsbury entrepreneur launches tennis app Spin

PUBLISHED: 17:05 15 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:05 15 August 2018

Rao Ganesh has launched a free tennis app called spin. Picture: Spin

Rao Ganesh has launched a free tennis app called spin. Picture: Spin


A Barnsbury entrepreneur who wants to make his favourite sport “accessible and affordable for everyone” has launched a tennis app.

Ganesh Rao, 39, of Islington Park Street, came up with the idea when he fancied a match in Highbury Fields but couldn’t find anyone to share a court with.

The doctor turned tech businessman says he discovered people were trying to find a tennis opponent on Gumtree – he thought there must be an easier way to do things.

“Tennis is a great sport but it’s no fun if you don’t have anyone to play with,” he said. “Frustrated that I couldn’t find anyone, I tried joining a tennis club but unless you knew people there you actually had the same problem – just an expensive one!”

Users can find each other and set up games, as well as rank their abilitiies so matches are fair. The app also shows you where nearby courts are. Spin is available from the App Store and Google Play.

Latest Islington News Stories


We talk to hundreds of local business owners every day; we hear their concerns, understand their challenges and share in their successes.

Yesterday, 20:00

Elderly people fought to save a Highbury day centre from closure at a heated full council meeting last night, during which the mayor of Islington told the borough’s housing boss to “shut up”.

Yesterday, 17:13

Cops have made two arrests in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 25-year-old man in Tufnell Park on Tuesday.

Yesterday, 15:21

A cyclist who was hit by a car in St John Street on Wednesday morning has died, police have confirmed.

Yesterday, 14:45

Open House London takes place this weekend and an iconic building in Holloway built as a haven for torture survivors is throwing open its doors.

Yesterday, 10:08

An architect has slammed “petty” Islington planners who have again told him to demolish his multi-award winning block in Clerkenwell.

Yesterday, 08:27

Sheltered housing tenants in Islington fear planned cutbacks to the service could see people left to die in their flats.

Two people were injured after a gunman opened fire in Essex Road last night.


Fostering older teenagers means giving them the skills for life as an adult. Here, a supportive lodgings carer with Islington Council and young adult who has left care share their stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Islington Gazette twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now