Milwaukee’s first ping pong club opens

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SPiN Milwaukee Ping-Pong Club, 233 E. Chicago St., will host its soft opening on Saturday, Aug. 28 beginning at 6 p.m. in Milwaukee’s Third Ward.  
The 16,500 square-foot table tennis club is the first franchise established by the New York City-based business.
Scott Meyer, president and chief executive officer of QPS Employment Group in Brookfield was instrumental in bringing the club to Milwaukee and serves as SPiN Milwaukee’s board chairman.
“I had taken a trip to New York over the holidays last December,” Meyer said. “We had two plans, one was to ice skate in Rockefeller Center and the second was to visit SPiN New York, because we had seen a television spot about the new club.”
SPiN Milwaukee will feature 12 “pay to play” ping pong tables and an additional 13th table in the center with stadium-style seating, said Jill Wellskopf, director of marketing and events for SPiN Milwaukee.
“We’ll also have two private event rooms with their own tables, locker rooms, showers a pro shop, lounge bar and a restaurant that will be open for lunch and dinner daily,” she said.
According to Wellskopf, the restaurant will serve lunch and dinner daily 11a.m. to midnight. Menu items include gourmet appetizers like pecan crusted chicken fingers, salads and a variety of sandwiches with a gourmet twist. Sprecher Brewing Company will be on tap, including the special SPiN brew specifically crafted for the club.  
The club has also hired Michael Jenders, a U.S. Table Tennis Association certified professional, who will be offering private and group lessons.  Leagues will be set to run within the first month of opening.  A grand opening party is scheduled for September.
Construction is still in its final stages; to view a video slideshow of before and after construction photos click below.

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