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Ping Pong Tournaments are Back

Newly resurfaced, Ping Pong is ready for increased daily use and a full schedule of tournaments.

Angelito Jusay

Last month, Bryant Park completed a project to replace the surface at The Tables, and the park’s Ping Pong area now looks better than ever and is ready for a full summer of daily play.  

The Tables are open daily to all who want to play for no charge. Just sign in with the Ping Pong host and reserve your 10-minute time slot. You’ll also be provided with the free use of paddles and balls.

If you think you’re pretty good, try entering our Ping Pong tournaments. We hold a Singles Tournament on the first Wednesday of each month through October, beginning at 6:30pm, and a Mixed Doubles Tournament on the third Wednesday of each month, beginning at 6:30pm. The second Wednesday of each month has a special Themed Tournament; check the calendar for Women’s Tournaments, Parent-Child Tournaments, and more.

Pre-registration is required to enter tournaments, and opens a month before each event. Players with a USTTA rating of 2000 or better are not eligible.

The Tables are also perfect for a corporate outing or celebration. Whether you set up an intra-office tournament, round-robins, or Around-the-World-style, a party at The Tables is a great way to build team spirit. Afterwards, celebrate with drinks and no-wait entry at Bryant Park Café or Southwest Porch. For more information, email your inquiry to

The Tables are located just north of the 42nd Street alleé, near Sixth Avenue. Attendants are on hand daily, 11am – 8pm, but if you’re there outside of those times and you have you own equipment, feel free to play.  

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