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Massive ping pong club set to open in Toronto

Posted by Robyn Urback / February 4, 2011

Spin TorontoThe wildly popular SPiN ping pong club, which has locations in New York, Hollywood, and Milwaukee, will soon be opening up shop in Toronto.

SPiN Toronto is slated for 461 King Street West right at King and Spadina. The 12,000 sq ft space will accommodate 12 to15 ping pong tables, a championship court, a private party room, change rooms, two licensed bars and a full food menu. It sounds like the Ballroom is about to get some sporting competition.

SPiN was first opened in New York by Andrew Gordon, Jonathan Bricklin, Franck Raharinosy, and Susan Sarandon (yes, that Susan Sarandon) in 2009. Ryan Fisher is the founder behind SPiN Toronto.

"Ping pong is great because it's so unpretentious," Fisher tells me. "Anyone can play, and it really works well to create community of people that have something in common. It's all about linking communities, that's why it worked so well in New York and why I think it will work well in Toronto."

SPiN Toronto is set to open its doors this summer.

Photo of New York's SPiN club by ChrisGoldNY.

Discussion

29 Comments

zxc / February 4, 2011 at 02:51 pm
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I'm holding out until Toronto opens a Darts Club.
bob / February 4, 2011 at 02:54 pm
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$30 an hour to play ping pong? Remember when ping pong was free at your local rec centre.
Brandon / February 4, 2011 at 03:08 pm
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lol wut
Richard / February 4, 2011 at 03:09 pm
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First to say it.... going to be all Asians up in this joint.
Twooorah oooo replying to a comment from zxc / February 4, 2011 at 03:15 pm
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Shuffleboard, brah. That's where the action is.
mike in parkdale replying to a comment from bob / February 4, 2011 at 03:23 pm
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it still IS free at the rec center on Cowan, just the guys who play there are really really REALLY good.
adam in parkdale replying to a comment from mike in parkdale / February 4, 2011 at 03:53 pm
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Ditto at the rec center in Trinity Bellwoods. Free tables and some pretty damn serious players.
Salomon / February 4, 2011 at 03:53 pm
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$40 a month and you only then get one free hour and 50% off the rest?? ouch.....you can get a ping pong table at costco for what they charge for a year membership
Ethan / February 4, 2011 at 04:14 pm
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"you can get a ping pong table at costco for what they charge for a year membership"

And you can pay $300 / month for the square footage at King & Spadina required to use it.
I agree with you though, for what it's worth.
Ping / February 4, 2011 at 04:27 pm
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A moron is the person who buys a condo at King and Spadina, an idiot is the person who tries to put a ping pong table in it.
Pie / February 4, 2011 at 06:19 pm
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This is going to be something really refreshing for the King West area. I personally am stoked on the concept!
DLo / February 4, 2011 at 06:56 pm
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I'm allll over that!
Celia Baah-Danso / February 4, 2011 at 07:26 pm
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This gonna be massive for sure!!
skeeter / February 4, 2011 at 08:33 pm
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there's a change room?! wow. if you need to change your clothes in order to play ping pong then you are hardcore.
JLankford / February 4, 2011 at 09:37 pm
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Right up there with $50-$75/hour bowling.
Roger / February 4, 2011 at 11:11 pm
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Serious players call it Table Tennis, not Ping Pong.
skeeter / February 4, 2011 at 11:27 pm
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"Ping pong is great because it's so unpretentious,"

unless you call it "table tennis".
Roger replying to a comment from skeeter / February 5, 2011 at 12:19 am
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Ping-pong is a trademarked name. Perhaps we should go back to calling it wiff-waff, eh?
HUK replying to a comment from Roger / February 5, 2011 at 09:26 am
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I prefer to call it the knip-knop.
bullring replying to a comment from Ping / February 5, 2011 at 11:46 am
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A moron is a person who buys a condo at King and Spadina... and lives in it.
mrspotato replying to a comment from bullring / February 5, 2011 at 12:52 pm
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hey bullring.

So we buy a condo for 250 at king/spadina. and sell it ass-hats like YOU a year later, for 350.

i especially love WALKING home, while I watch YOU sit in your car for 45 minutes on Spadina, trying to get onto the QEW, to head back to Etobicoke, which will take you an hour.

yeah, and i'm the total moron.
bullring / February 5, 2011 at 01:30 pm
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Why would I buy a condo at King and Spadina?

I walk to work at Queen's Park.


King Pong replying to a comment from zxc / February 5, 2011 at 03:53 pm
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i love ping pong, they should fill the balls with helium, its the best !
King Pong replying to a comment from King Pong / February 5, 2011 at 03:56 pm
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King and Spadina is really great, I would buy a condo there if I could afford it.
Ping Pong King / February 8, 2011 at 01:38 pm
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How about some jits tables?
bra / February 10, 2011 at 07:30 pm
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there's a huge table tennis club in markham (25 table or more) where competitive players play and it costs $5/hour.serious players go here
Pinks Ponks / February 18, 2011 at 12:05 am
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where do all the non proffessionals in Toronto get to pay ping pong just for fun?
Martine / December 13, 2011 at 12:15 pm
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I'm looking for ping-pong fans who speak French for a news report. Someone?
Philippe Oghia replying to a comment from Martine / October 1, 2012 at 11:35 am
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Are you still looking for ping pong fans who speak french by any chance?

Thank you,

Philippe

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