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Tuesday
Mar102009

That's So Dow 14,000: Ping Pong Memberships

You can call us many things, but a Ping Pong hater is not one of them. But when we heard about the membership plan for Spin New York, the new members only ping pong club opening on Park Avenue South, we had to shake our heads. Spin is offering annual memberships for $60 a month or $600 a year for individuals, and $90 a month or $900 a year for families. For that hefty fee, members get access to:

a 13,000 square foot ping pong social club on Park Avenue in Manhattan’s Flatiron District. The club offers unparalleled table tennis courts, including Olympic quality cushioned flooring, 16 individual tables, and a stadium-like center court. In addition, SPIN New York houses a pro shop, lounge, bar, private room sponsored by Fred Perry and over a dozen internationally known professional coaches and players who are available for private and group instruction.

Wow. Double wow. When cash strapped New Yorker's are budgeting their cash, somehow the $60 a month for ping pong access seems likely to be the first to go.

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Reader Comments (6)

Agreed - $500 should be a lifetime membership for the first 300 founding members. I just hope this place doesn't get overrun with Asians just throwing everybody off the tables.

March 10, 2009 at 10:04AM | Unregistered Commenterb&t

come se dice.. gay

March 10, 2009 at 10:17AM | Unregistered CommenterKingAdRock

for ping pong? really? wtf

March 10, 2009 at 10:41AM | Unregistered Commenterlol

Wow, I'm really surprised at the responses. Gay, Asian?? Are you guys from NY or Selma? Here in Portland (OR), ping-pong, coffee, and bikes ARE the culture. I totally get what they are creating in NY albeit a little costly but hey it's New York already.

March 13, 2009 at 02:48AM | Unregistered Commenterbd

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August 26, 2010 at 04:49PM | Unregistered CommenterBroken Arrow Stone
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