Back in University, the Skulker and I had penned something called “The TT Chronicles” for our Yearbook. It was verbose, it was wordy, probably had enough adjectives to fill out a goodly-sized Wren & Martin, and was more or less, absolute tripe. It also took a fair number of potshots at some people which were perhaps not appreciated, and did not take one potshot which was definitely not appreciated 🙂 But as usual, I digress.
Today, I came across an article in FT along somewhat similar lines. Ok, maybe not! But ’twas about TT and much good it was 🙂
“Top Five: Ping-pong joints
Spin New York: With backing from the likes of Susan Sarandon and Edward Norton, Spin’s 2009 opening symbolised ping pong’s new-found celebrity appeal.
Spin Hollywood: This west coast branch, in LA’s Mondrian hotel, offers coaching from table tennis champion-turned-fashion model Soo Yeon Lee.
The New York Table Tennis Club: Former champions Alex Tam and Deng Yaping are among the members at this Flushing venue.
The Fleapit: Micro-brewed beer and “tunes with a certain bounce” go with the regular table tennis nights at this bar on London’s Columbia Road.
The Book Club: Tuesday night is “King Pong night” at this Shoreditch bar. Entry is £1 – with £30 worth of drinks to be won”
As you can see two of ’em are in London.
And one of them is even called The Book Club 🙂