(by Steve Hopkins)
Columbus Ohio is home to Spin & Smash, a table tennis club that is part ping pong social club and part table tennis training center. The club features eleven Butterfly tables and there are leagues, classes, clinics, and private coaching available. The club is open from 10a-10p Mon-Thurs, 10a-11p Fri-Sat, and 1p-10p on Sun.
In addition to regular club events, Spin & Smash also runs sanctioned tournaments and has also been selected as the host for the regional Hopes Camp and Tournament. The Hopes Program is a series of regional, national and international camps and competitions sponsored by the ITTF and USATT that are designed to spark motivation and interest for young athletes.
The club’s coaching staff includes Dave Fullen, Jay Nelson, and John Tannehill. he club is one where coaching is possible both for the Olympic style of the sport as well as for the “retro” styles of hardbat and sandpaper – and even basement ping pong.
As they say – However You Spin or Smash It — this is the club for you.