Our story began in the spring of 2007 with a series of legendary ping pong parties in the Tribeca loft hosted by Jonathan Bricklin and Franck Raharinosy. The Friday night parties, known as ‘Naked Ping-Pong’, quickly grew from a few friends to a few hundred – from artists and models to bankers and hipsters to celebrities and ping pong professionals, the diversity of the crowd fueled the fun and vibrant energy that remains the essence of SPiN today.
In the summer of 2009, Bricklin and Raharinosy joined forces with Andrew Gordon to launch SPiN, with the opening of its flagship location in New York City. From that moment, we have seen the growth of an iconic ping pong culture, lifestyle and movement, which has redefined the game to know no boundaries. It’s a sport that connects people regardless of age, gender or background. It’s is about having fun, not taking life too seriously, making connections and embracing contradictions.
Today, SPiN has grown into a global brand, with venues in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto, Philadelphia and Seattle with more on the way.
Our story is just the beginning as the movement continues to spread. We are united by ping pong. We are SPiN.