There are quite a number of ping pong aficionados, I’m sure , who would agree with the conviction that ping pong in its customary form constitutes a sport of the clearly indoor sort. The air, the lighting, the soft echoes of grunt strikes – its all altered in the outdoor sphere.
The folks over at Bryant Park, however, toss all of that logic out of the window – and quite literally at that. Until October 17th, the park is offering interested visitors the chance to play The Table Sport of Kings on a pair of state-of-the-art tables. The clincher? The table, the paddles, and even the balls are all FREE. And all you have to do is wrangle up one of the park’s oft-aloof attendants and ask to sign up. Which may be more difficult than playing ping pong, honestly.
Ping Pong at Bryant Park
42nd Street and 6th Avenue
image courtesy of zimpenfish.