An exciting new table tennis concept has opened in Chicago’s River North neighborhood from the business behind the world’s first tech-enabled autonomous table tennis “pods”.
Putting a spin on the table tennis experience, PingPod’s goal is “to provide safe spaces to play that urban centers desperately lack.” By using technology PingPod locations across the country offer customers an easy, affordable experience courtesy of highly visible street-level retail spaces that are open 24/7 with no onsite employees.
Located at 676 N LaSalle Street, PingPod Chicago is the latest new location in PingPod’s expansion and is now offering a light-filled 2,000 sq ft street-level space with four ping pong tables and one private ping pong pod all of which can be accessed at any hour of the day, any day of the week.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be opening in the River North section of Chicago,” says PingPod co-founder David Silberman. “We had our sights set on River North as a neighborhood just above The Loop filled with people who are eager to get out of their apartments and engage in good, clean, fun. Chicago is a sports-loving city, and we believe it will embrace PingPod as our other cities have.”
PingPod locations can already be found in 13 different locations including numerous centers in New York City and New Jersey as well as locations in Boston, Philadelphia, and several others across the United Kingdom.
Started by three partners; the former #1 ranked ping pong player in the US — Ernesto Ebuen, former COO/CFO of Super Soccer Stars — Max Kogler, and the creator of the PingPod concept — David Silberman, the sensation shows no signs of slowing down with new customer sign-ups growing every month.
From casual players and fun date nights to afterschool classes and high-level players training at any hour of the day, the PingPod centers across the country aren’t catered to any specific demographic, they’re for anybody and everybody.
Since it first opened in New York City in 2020, PingPod has registered more than 60,000 players logging nearly 200,000 hours of play.
Tables and pods are available to rent in 30-minute increments through PingPod’s app though on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, PingPod Chicago is hosting a family-friendly ping-pong open house where people are invited to play for free all day long.
More information can be found a pingpod.com.
[Featured image courtesy of PingPod]