Don your tennis whites and head to Spin for Wimbledon-themed ping pong events

Spin Austin general manager Hilary Thompson, left, and Malin Pettersson, ping pong professional in residence, right, demonstrate a game at the new ping pong-themed bar/club on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in Austin, TX. AMANDA VOISARD / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

 

Spin, the new ping pong club in the old Antone’s space at 213 West Fifth Street, will serve up a week’s worth of Wimbledon-themed events next week, a nod to the British tennis tournament taking place.

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Patrons are encouraged to wear tennis white when they visit the club between July 9 and 15, and the venue will be decked out in grass turf.

Hilary Thompson, general manager at Spin Austin, gathers loose ping pong balls at the new ping pong-themed bar/club on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in Austin, TX. AMANDA VOISARD / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

A special ping pong tournament is set for 8-11 p.m. Monday. Entry is $50 per team. A Wimbledon-themed players night is planned for July 13. Activities start at 10 p.m.

Daily food and drink specials will include the SPiNbledon Cup, SPiNbledon Smash and Berries and Cream dessert, all for $8.

The real Wimbledon tournament continues through July 15 in England.

 

Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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