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Photo by Derek Berg
Some folks from PingPod were at the ping-pong table in the center of Tompkins Square Park today... offering $10 for anyone who could return one of three serves from one of their table-tennis pros.
The fellow in the above photo returned all three — AND WITH A GUITAR STRAPPED TO HIS BACK.
Maybe the video will show up @pingpod.
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The action this morning via Derek Berg...
...with bonus shuttlecock pic...
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
[Photo last week by Derek Berg]
The city installed the ping-pong table in Tompkins Square Park back on March 18, 2011…
[Image via Facebook]
Both tables come courtesy of local manufacturer Henge, whose president, Alan Good, is an East Village resident.
We asked Good why he donated another table to Tompkins Square Park.
"Tompkins won over other locations because of the astonishing growth in spirit of the core group of players there," he said via an email. "The age range is now 11 to 75, with a wide mix of economic classes, with people giving lessons to newcomers."
Henge continues to hold ping-pong tournaments on Saturdays this fall (see their Facebook page for details).
And now, a look though the EVG archives at some non-ping-pong moments at the ping-pong table…
[August 2014 via Bobby Williams]
[March 2013 via Bobby Williams]