SPiN, the uber hip ping-pong social club, will open this summer in downtown St. Petersburg

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SPiN St. Pete, a revolutionary new ping-pong social club, will open this summer in downtown St. Petersburg, bringing the world? fastest growing indoor sport to one of the nation? hottest concert venues, Jannus LIVE.

Under the direction of founding partnersJeff Knight andTerry Tomalin, SPiN St. Pete will join the growing list of SPiN Galactic franchises in New York, Milwaukee, Hollywood and Toronto. The SPiN ping-pong concept, created by Academy Award-winning actor Susan Sarandon and partners Jonathan Bricklin, Andrew Gordon and Franck Raharinosy, has been called, ?un, smart and downright addictive.?

Heralded as ?he City? Most Outrageous Ping-Pong Club,?SPiN New York took the city by storm in the summer of 2009. The SPiN team quickly followed up on this initial success, awarding franchises the following summer to SPiN Milwaukee and SPiN Hollywood. ?he SPiN concept is a natural for downtown St. Petersburg,?said Andrew Gordon SPiN Galactic? CEO. ?ith its major league baseball team, postcard waterfront and vibrant night life, St. Petersburg is an exciting addition to the SPiN family team.

?ing-Pong is the ultimate ice breaker on a first date,?said Sarandon, whose classic style has earned her respect among the table tennis?elite. ?t? a game where you don? have to be great to have fun.?Like all SPiN clubs, the St. Pete location will feature in-house member matches, league play and professional exhibitions. And if ping-pong isn? your game, feel free to swing by, hang out and people watch. Before long, you?l be polishing up that serve you mastered back in high school.

Serious aficionados will appreciate SPiN? state-of-the-art ping-pong tables, Olympic-quality playing surface and custom lighting, as well as a full bar and restaurant designed by the renownedTodd Oldham.

The club, which will be located in the heart of St. Petersburg? entertainment district, 1st Avenue North between 2nd And 3rd Streets, will be open to the public seven days a week.

While anyone can play, annual memberships entitle individuals and families advanced priority reservations, half priced table rentals, a club ladder, and invitations to members-only events. For details on SPiN Galactic, go towww.SPiNgalactic.com. To learn more about SPiN St. Pete, call Eric Snider at 727.512.5402.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.