Down the stairs at a tiny entrance on 23rd Street is SPiN – a table tennis venue with more than meets the eye. It’s a mix of sports and entertainment with 17 ping-pong courts, a full bar, restaurant, and even a pro shop.
Whether you call yourself the Federer of table tennis or have never picked up a paddle, there is plenty of room for you at SPiN. Although most people will claim middle ground between a novice and a pro, you’ll see a little bit of everything. Beginners shoot ping-pong balls in all directions – some landing comically onto neighbouring tables, others bumping harmlessly into those standing nearby. At the same time, players sporting tennis sneakers, high socks and sweat bands compete in high-stakes matches.
Tip: Request a table in the center to see the best and worst players in action.
Once you’re done playing, head to the bar area where you can order food and drinks. Much like a tennis match in real life, your eyes will dart from TVs playing famous ping-pong tournaments from the 70s and 80s to the matches happening right in front of you.
Click here to learn about upcoming events at SPiN or to book a table.