Ping pong isn’t just for basements anymore: this new King West ping pong club boasts 12 tables, two bars and a crew of ball boys to chase down your errant shots.
In a bygone era, a ping pong table was something you set up in your basement and made use of only on the most frigid of winter nights. But with last Thursday night’s opening of the stylish King West ping pong club SPiN Toronto, expert paddle-wielders will now be given a chance to show off their skills outside the rumpus room.
Located at 461 King Street West, in the basement of the same building that currently houses Brassaii and Firkin On King, SPiN is the end result of a year-long project to expand the SPiN Galactic ping pong empire, which to date boasts clubs in New York City, Milwaukee, and a location in St. Petersburg, Florida that’s set to open this fall.
With a total of 12 tables spread out across two large rooms, each with their own bar, SPiN Toronto is a 12,000-square-foot bar and event space that functions much like a tennis club, with hourly time slots, court fees and a ladder system for singles play. But the most novel aspect of the club is the crew of ball boys who have been hired to collect ping pong balls scattered by errant shots and return them to your table, meaning if you smash an overhead to the other side of the room, you’ll never have to awkwardly chase it down. Just grab another ball from your bucket and keep playing.
Click the gallery below for a glimpse inside SPiN Toronto’s haven for ping pong lovers.