Susan Sarandon performs a bit of ping pong on the SPiN Joyful Hour At Bing Bar through the Sundance Pageant in 2011 (Picture by Michael Buckner/Getty Pictures Leisure)
You know the way your folks are at all times asking you when you’ll be part of them in a recreation of ping pong? No?! Properly, we could also be skeptical now like we as soon as have been about cellphones and immediate messaging, but when ping pong takes off as the brand new “it” pastime, we might have Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon to thank.
Opening at the moment in Los Angeles is the latest location in a modest chain of “ping pong social golf equipment” referred to as SPiN. L.A. joins New York, Toronto, and that bastion of city leisure, Milwaukee, within the ping pong mini-empire, with the brand new membership that now occupies your complete second ground of Downtown’s Standard Hotel.
Go away it to The Customary (the lodge that put a girl in a glass field above the registration desk) to make ping pong stylish, and to Sarandon for becoming a member of within the enjoyable. As the Associated Press reports, the 66-year-old star “has been giving ping pong tables to mates and to inner-city faculties since she helped open the New York membership in 2009” and calls herself a ping pong “propagandist.”
Sarandon likes the sport as a result of anyone can play at any age, it is enjoyable for a household, and it is a good choice for a date. (Rumor has it ping pong—specifically her alleged affair with a ping pong membership proprietor—is what tore aside Sarandon and her longtime love Tim Robbins in 2009.) The “membership” idea is to amp up the social facet of the sport.
In L.A. the SPiN membership could have “cutting-edge sporting services showcasing a court docket for skilled matches, modern new tables for the remainder of us and naturally, the ‘commonplace’ nightlife services,” according to the hotel. “Skilled instructors can be found to show the fundamentals to those that did not develop up with a table of their basements and to assist amateurs excellent their abilities,” provides the AP. (Sorry, Los Angeles, the gold-plated ping pong table of your goals goes into the membership in Dubai, not our truthful metropolis.)
If this looks like your factor, The Standard has “founding” memberships available, though you do not have to be a member to bat the ball round.
Oh, and lest you suppose Sarandon’s love of ping pong is solely leisure, she is making it doubly skilled. Along with the SPiN membership partnership, she’s starring in an indie movie about…you guessed it…ping pong.